Is pineapple good for kidneys?

Is pineapple good for kidneys?

Yes, pineapple is a great fruit option for people with kidney disease.

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What are the health benefits on pineapple?

  • Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which is important for supporting the immune system.
  • Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which is thought to have some anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Pineapple contains antioxidants, which are good for people with kidney disease
  • Pineapple is a good source of fiber, which can help promote digestive health.

Is pineapple high in potassium?

Pineapple is considered a low potassium fruit, however it is important to be mindful of your portion sizes. Too much pineapple can become a high potassium food. Many people with kidney disease do not need to follow a potassium restriction. Talk to your doctor or dietitian to determine the right amount of potassium for you.

What are some healthy ways to enjoy pineapple?

Our favorite way to enjoy pineapple is fresh. Because pineapple is high in natural sugars, we recommend pairing it with some healthy fat, such as nuts. The fats will help slow down the digestion of the sugars and prevent blood sugar from spiking.

Pineapple can also be enjoyed in smoothies, as an ingredient in salads, grilled, dipped into kidney friendly yogurt, or diced up and added to a salsa mixture.

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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