Is grapefruit good for kidneys?

Is grapefruit good for kidneys?

Yes, grapefruit are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease. Grapefruit can interfere with the metabolism of some medications. Talk to your doctor about your medications and whether eating grapefruit will have an impact on them.

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Is grapefruit high in oxalates?

Grapefruit juice is considered a low oxalate food, so we would expect that grapefruit in it’s natural form would also be a low oxalate food. (Source)

Is grapefruit high in potassium?

One half cup of grapefruit contains 155mg of potassium making it a low potassium fruit. Portion size is important. One whole grapefruit contains 360mg of potassium.

Is grapefruit high in phosphorus?

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

What are the benefits of grapefruit?

  • Grapefruit contain vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Grapefruit 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.

Healthy ways to eat grapefruit

  • Enjoy it fresh!
  • Add grapefruit pieces to salads

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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