Is corn good for kidneys?

Is corn good for kidneys?

Yes, corn contains antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease.

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Is corn high in oxalates?

No, corn is considered a low oxalate food. (Source)

Is corn high in potassium?

One half cup of corn contains 200mg of potassium making it a high potassium food. However, canned corn only contains 120mg of potassium per half cup serving, so it may be a better choice if you have a potassium restriction. If you choose to buy canned corn, be sure to choose one with no added salt such as this one.

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 corn high in phosphorus?

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

What are the benefits of corn?

  • Corn contains 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 corn

  • Grill it on the cob
  • Cut it off the cob and add to vegetable a vegetable saute like a succotash
  • Eat it as a side on it’s own
  • Mix it into dips such as our Kidney Friendly Corn and Black Bean Salsa
  • Add it to salads for some color

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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