A Common Party Drink Found To Have Health Benefits For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

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Although alcohol is not at all advisable for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients, especially those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), people with CKD do not have to feel left out this holiday season. While you mix and mingle with friends and family, feel free to help yourself to a nice glass of Apple Cider (warm or chilled). CKD patients must always avoid the detrimental toxins and side effects of alcohol while remaining on the lookout for sodium, phosphorus and potassium. Apple cider is an excellent compromise because it contains none of the toxins in alcohol as well as very limited potassium, phosphorus and sodium. 

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This untreated cider is seasonally produced and typically available only in the fall. Traditionally served at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve, Apple Cider will not give you the feeling of intoxication and has multiple health benefits. There are numerous studies which have provided strong scientific evidence that consuming apples through sources like cider, promote good health. Nutrition Journal notes that people who consume apples regularly in their diet are at lowered risk of cardiovascular disease which is the primary cause of death in CKD patients. Other benefits of drinking Apple Cider include relieving asthma, reducing risk of diabetes and preventing some forms of cancer. Apples are also a source of antioxidants which strengthen your immune system and slow aging visibility.

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It is true, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." However, people with CKD may consider getting the health benefits of apples by drinking cider during the holidays to avoid the temptation of alcohol consumption as well as feel fully included in all desired holiday festivities. HOWEVER CKD patients, specifically those on dialysis, must limit and control their fluid intake so whatever you drink, remember to account for it in your total fluid intake. Also, consult your Dietitian before making any changes to your recommended diet, including drinking Apple Cider.

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