Are bell peppers good for kidneys?

Are bell peppers good for kidneys?

Yes, bell peppers are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease.

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Are bell peppers high in potassium?

One half cup of bell peppers contains 159mg of potassium making it a low potassium fruit.

Are bell peppers high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of yellow bell pepper contains about 18mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in bell peppers is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

Are bell peppers high in oxalates?

No, bell peppers are considered low oxalates foods. (Source)

What are the benefits of bell peppers?

  • Bell peppers contain vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Research shows that a low intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney failure in people with kidney disease (as well as those who don’t have kidney disease.

Healthy ways to eat bell peppers

  • Bell peppers can be eaten raw with your favorite kidney friendly dip
  • Bell peppers can be thinly sliced and added to salads for extra flavor and nutrition like our Kale Salad with Asian Peanut Dressing
  • Toss them in olive oil and roast them for a delicious, healthy side dish.
  • Add chopped or sliced bell peppers to stir fries.
  • Stuff them with rice, beans, other vegetables, and kidney friendly seasonings and roast for a beautiful and delicious meal.

High and Low Potassium Fruit and Vegetable Tool

Looking for more information on other kidney friendly fruits and vegetables? Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Potassium Tool.

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