Is cabbage good for kidneys?

Is cabbage good for kidneys?

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

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Is cabbage high in potassium?

One cup of green cabbage contains approximately 151mg of potassium making it a low potassium vegetable.

Is cabbage high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of green cabbage contains about 23mg of phosphorus and one half cup of red cabbage contains about 21mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in cabbage is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of cabbage?

  • Cabbage is high in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. 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), so be sure to eat adequate fruits and vegetables each day.

Is cabbage high in oxalates?

Cabbage is considered a low oxalate food. (Source)

Healthy ways to eat cabbage?

  • Chop or shred cabbage to eat raw in salads like our Kale Salad with Asian Peanut Dressing or our kidney friendly Mexican Coleslaw.
  • Sauté shredded cabbage with some olive oil, garlic, onions, and spices for a simple, healthy side dish.
  • Add shredded cabbage to stir-fries for some crunchy texture.
  • Use the whole leaves as a wrap for sandwich fillings or burritos.

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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