Is broccoli good for kidneys?

Is broccoli good for kidneys?

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

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Is broccoli high in oxalates?

Broccoli is considered a low oxalate food. (Source)

Is broccoli high in potassium?

One half cup of broccoli contains 229mg of potassium. Many kidney professionals consider a vegetable to be high in potassium if it contains more than 200mg of potassium. 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.

Is broccoli high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of broccoli contains about 23mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in broccoli is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of broccoli?

  • Broccoli is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, and potassium. It is also a good source of fiber, and contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that may protect against certain chronic disease.
  • 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), so be sure to eat adequate fruits and vegetables each day.

Healthy ways to eat broccoli?

  • Broccoli can be eaten raw with your favorite kidney friendly dip
  • Toss in olive oil and roast for a delicious and healthy side dish
  • Add it to a stir fry

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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