Is lemon good for kidneys?

Is lemon good for kidneys?

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

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Is lemon high in potassium?

No. One lemon contains approximately 116mg of potassium which make lemon a low potassium food. Lemon juice is also fairly low in potassium. A half cup serving of lemon juice has approximately 126mg of potassium.

Is lemon high in phosphorus?

No. One lemon contains about 13mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in lemon is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of lemon?

  • Lemon juice may help protect against the formation of kidney stones. (Source)
  • Lemon is high in vitamins, flavonoids, 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), so be sure to eat adequate fruits and vegetables each day.

Is lemon high in oxalates?

Lemon is considered a low oxalate food. If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stones, there is also evidence that consuming lemon juice may help prevent kidney stones. (Source)

Healthy ways to eat lemon?

Lemons are a great addition to many different foods and dishes.

  • Use lemon juice as the base of a homemade salad dressing. Add some oil and herbs, shake well, and drizzle onto your salad.
  • Add lemon juice to your water or tea to enhance the flavor.
  • Use lemon juice as a base for marinades for poultry (if you are on a higher protein diet, such as for people on dialysis)
  • Grate the rind of the lemon into a zest and add to stir fries or baked goods.
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