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    Is It Good for CKD Patients to Eat Watermelon

    Is It Good for CKD Patients to Eat Watermelon Watermelon is a cmmon fruit, and it is known as “ the king of melons”. Watermelon has delicious taste and lovely color, which makes it loved by people around the world. However, patients with CKD have strict restrictions in what they eat, and patients may have this curiosity: is it good for them to eat watermelon?

    In fact, wastermelon is a fruit that can provide us many benefits, but CKD patients should also be careful if they are going to eat watermelon, because it can also bring them bad effects if it is taken inappropriately.

    What benefits can watermelon provide for CKD patients?

    An important benefit of watermelon is it can provide us is plenty of water, and it is especially beneficial when we are in the states of thirst, sweating, dysphoria, etc. For CKD patients, if they do not have obvious edema, and if their kidney damage is not too severe, it is very beneficial for them to increase their water intake. Because that can produce more urine, which can help patients remove the metabolic wastes from their body.

    Besides, watermelon contains substances like sylvite, sugar and acid, etc. Moderate intake of sylvite is very helpful for eliminating inflammation in kidney, and glycoside in watermelon can help reduce high blood pressure.

    What are the bad effects of eating watermelon?

    Watermelon can provide benefits to patients with CKD. However, CKD patients should also be cautious if they are going to take this fruit, because it can also bring bad effects if patients eat blindly.

    If CKD patients have obvious edema, or if patients have cardiovascular diseases, eating much watermelon can aggravate patient’s condition or even cause patients to have heart failure. Besides, if CKD is caused by diabetes, patients will need to avoid taking watermelon because it contains abujndant glucose.

    Thereby, whether CKD patients can eat watermelon depends on their own conditions, and it is necessary for them to consult a dietitian before they are going to make it into their eating plan.


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