Is kiwi good for kidneys?

Is kiwi good for kidneys?

Yes, kiwis are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease. However, if you are on a potassium restriction and/or are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stones, you may need to limit your intake of intake.

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Is kiwi high in potassium?

One 2” kiwi contains 296mg of potassium making it a high potassium fruit.

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 kiwi high in phosphorus?

No. One 2” kiwi contains about 23mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in kiwi is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of kiwi?

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

Is kiwi high in oxalates?

Kiwis contain 6.8mg of soluble oxalate per 100g portion, so they contain a moderate amount of oxalate. (Source). If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stones, you should be mindful of your portion size of kiwi or consider choosing a lower oxalate fruit.

Healthy ways to eat kiwi

  • Enjoy kiwi fresh on it’s own, or as part of a fruit salad
  • Add them to smoothies for some flavor and a fiber boost

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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