Is guava good for kidneys?

Is guava good for kidneys?

Yes, guava is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease. However, guava should be avoided if you are prone to calcium oxalate stones.

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Is guava high in potassium?

Yes, One half cup of guava contains 344mg of potassium making it a high potassium fruit. However, 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.

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Is guava high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of guava contains about 33mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in guava is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

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What are the benefits of guava?

  • Guava contains vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Guava is an excellent source of vitamin C, containing more than four times the amount found in oranges. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that supports immune function, collagen synthesis, and acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from damage.
  • Guava is 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.

Is guava high in oxalates?

Guava contains 6.2mg of oxalate per 100g portion, making it a moderate oxalate food.  (Source)

Healthy ways to eat guava

  • Fresh and Raw: Simply wash the guava, cut it into slices, and eat it fresh and raw. Guava is delicious on its own, and this way, you can fully experience its natural flavor and texture.
  • Guava Salad: Combine sliced guava with other fruits like strawberries, pineapple, or citrus segments to create a refreshing and nutritious fruit salad. You can also add some mint leaves or a squeeze of lime juice for extra flavor.
  • Guava Smoothie: Blend guava slices with your favorite fruits such as bananas, berries, or mangoes, along with some kidney friendly yogurt or milk. This makes for a delicious and nutritious smoothie packed with vitamins and fiber.
  • Guava Salsa: Dice guava and combine it with diced tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime juice to create a tangy and flavorful guava salsa.
  • Guava Yogurt Parfait: Layer sliced guava, kidney friendly yogurt, and granola in a glass or bowl to create a healthy and satisfying breakfast or snack. You can add additional toppings like nuts or seeds for extra crunch and healthy fats.
  • Guava jam or Spread: If you have ripe guavas, you can make homemade guava jam or spread. Simply cook down the guava with a bit of sweetener (like honey or stevia) until it thickens into a jam-like consistency. Use it as a spread on whole-grain toast, pancakes, or yogurt.
  • Guava Chia Pudding: Mix mashed guava with chia seeds and your choice of milk or yogurt. Let it sit in the refrigerator overnight, and in the morning, you’ll have a delicious and nutritious guava chia pudding. You can top it with additional fruits or nuts for added texture and 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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