Green bean is native to china. It is a common food in our life, and it has abundant nutrients, which is very beneficial to our health. While to patients with CKD, there are different points on whether they should eat green bean. Thereby, is green bean good for patients with CKD?
Benefits of green bean to patients with CKD
Patients with kidney disease is recommended to have low amount of protein in their diet, because protein can produce a lot of metabolic wastes, which need to be excreted out by our kidneys. Thereby, excess protein intake will aggravate the workload of renal disease patients’ kidneys, which may aggravate patients’ kidney damage. As a result, excess protein intake should be avoided, and there are eight kinds of amino acid that can not be compounded by ourselves, which is necessary for our health, as a result, high-quality protein should be guaranteed at the same time.
As we know, there are abundant protein in green bean, and it also contains the eight kinds of amino acid. Thereby, this protein source is very beneficial to patients with CKD.
Besides, there are abundant unsaturated fatty acid and soyabean lecithin, which is beneficial to vascular elasticity. There is also abundant linoleic acid in green bean, which is helpful to reduce the cholesterol in blood, and that is in favor of the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, like hypertension, coronary heart disease and arteriosclerosis, etc. This is very helpful to patients with CKD, because patients with kidney disease are often to have cardiovascular diseases, and that is also a common reason of death cases in patients with kidney disease.
In addition, green bean also has plenty of minerals and vitamin B, which are necessary to body health.
Why CKD patients should be careful on eating green bean?
Patients should also be careful on eating green bean, because it can also be harmful to them.
On one hand, patients should be careful on the amount of protein intake. It is perfect for patients to take 0.8g/kg of protein per day, while patients should also choose some meat protein intake to mix the green bean protein.
Besides, it is thought that there are abundant potassium in green bean, and patients with CKD often have hyperkalemia, so patients with CKD should be careful on taking green bean. If a patient have hyperkalemia, he should avoid take green bean. While to patients who have normal potassium level, he is able to take green bean reasonably. In fact, it is worth mentioning that most end stage renal disease patients have hyperkalemia, so patients should be careful on this aspect.
Thereby, patients should decide whether to take green bean according to their own condition. Besides, it is better for patients to consult their doctor’s advices before their diet plan.