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Can Kidney Disease Patient Drink Coconut Water

Many studies have shown that young coconut water has a good antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity effect. For people with kidney disease, they are more susceptible to infections and inflammatory. Therefore, drinking moderate amount of coconut water is good for them.

Because some substances in the coconut water have a function of diuretic, they can prompt kidney disease patients to make more urine. As a result, more wastes and toxins will be removed from the body. However, if you can’t make sure, you are not suggested to drink it.

The coconut water is quite similar to intracellular fluid, so drinking it can supply enough fluid to the kidney cells, boost patients’ energy, increase the blood volume, prevent skin problems, etc. With more energy, patients can fight against their disease better.

Rich in potassium and other minerals, coconut water can help regulate electrolyte imbalance and replenish and rehydrate the body. It has been commonly used to treat dehydration due to dysentery, cholera, diarrhea and stomach flu and electrolyte imbalance.

However, not all people with kidney disease can drink coconut water because its high potassium and some other minerals. If your blood test shows you have high potassium or others, you had better avoid it. any question email to: kidney-hospital@hotmail.com

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