Are oranges good for kidneys?

Are oranges good for kidneys?

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

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Are oranges high in oxalates?

No, oranges are considered a low oxalate food (Source

Are oranges high in potassium?

One half of a medium orange contains 119mg of potassium making it a low potassium fruit. However, portion size matters. A whole orange will have approximately 238mg of potassium, which would technically make it a high potassium fruit when consumed in that quantity. Similarly, orange juice is very high in potassium because it takes several oranges to make a cup of juice. In general, we do not recommend juicing fruits or vegetables because this tends to concentrate the sugars and potassium, while removing the valuable fiber.

If you have kidney disease, you should not restrict your intake of fruits and vegetables because of potassium content unless instructed by your kidney dietitian or healthcare provider. Many people who have kidney disease do not need to restrict their intake of potassium. There are many other factors that could cause you to have high potassium levels that are not related to the food you eat. You can learn more about potassium and kidney disease through our low cost course.

Are oranges high in phosphorus?

No. One half or a medium orange contains about 9mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in oranges is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of oranges?

  • Oranges contain vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Oranges are also a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for gut health as well as helping the body maintain potassium levels.
  • 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.

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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