Renal dietitians advise that children with nephrotic syndrome should have more fresh vegetables and fruits because they are generally low in sodium, low fat, low protein, high in vitamins and rich in fiber, so they are good food choices for children. but not all fruits and vegetables are suitable for children of patients with nephrotic syndrome. Here you can learn what fruits and vegetables are good for them and what should be avoided.
Fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins, such as pear, peach, lemon, carrots are good choices for children with nephrotic syndrome. In addition, fruits and vegetables generally contain high minerals and electrolytes. Therefore parents should pay more attention before choosing fruits and vegetables for their sick children. Foods that are high in sodium and potassium can add additional charges to your kidneys.
Vegetables and fruits rich in potassium: artichokes, avocado, bamboo shoots, beets, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes, wax beans, squash, yams, apricots, bananas, dates, oranges, etc. -ciruelas
Low potassium vegetables and fruits: cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, radishes, watercress, apple, cranberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, plums, strawberries, watermelon etc.
Even some fruits and vegetables are good for nephrotic syndrome, quantity must be limited. For example, overeating apples can be detrimental to renal function impairment. And if children while having diabetes or coronary heart problems, Apple should be avoided.
Children with nephrotic syndrome should avoid eating too much watermelon. A common symptom of children nephrotic syndrome is swelling due to fluid retention. Watermelon rich know that contains water and can induce and worsen bloating and diarrhea.
Moreover, it is better than children with nephrotic syndrome patients should have fresh vegetables and fruits or juices. Vegetables and canned fruits and highly processed vegetables, pickles should be avoided as they are often high in sodium and contain many food additives.
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