Is Ginger good for kidneys?

Is Ginger good for kidneys?

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

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Is ginger high in potassium?

One half cup of fresh ginger contains 199mg of potassium, making it a low potassium vegetable. However, ginger is not typically eating in large quantities, and smaller amounts of ginger will contain less potassium.

Is ginger high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of ginger contains about 16mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in ginger is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

Is ginger high in oxalates?

Yes, ginger is high in oxalates. However, in typical serving sizes where only a small amount is used to flavor a food or dish, the total amount of oxalate would be expected to be low. (Source)

What are the benefits of ginger?

  • Ginger is high in vitamins, polyphenols, and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Ginger is also a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for gut health as well as helping the body maintain potassium levels.
  • Ginger has traditionally been used to alleviate nausea caused by various conditions. 
  • 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 ginger

  • Ginger can be blended into sauces and dressing such as the peanut dressing in our Asian Kale Salad.
  • Ginger can be grates into sauces or stir-fries.
  • Ginger can be boiled in water to create ginger tea
  • Ginger can be grated into smoothies to add a fresh burst of flavor

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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