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    Is Broccoli Good for Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

    2014-06-16 08:34| Font Size A A A

    Is Broccoli Good for Diabetic Nephropathy PatientsBroccoli is a common vegetable on our table due to its delicious taste and abundant nutritions. However, is it still good for Diabetic Nephropathy patients? Please keep reading.

    As you know, diabetic renal disease refers to kidney damage duo to long-term and uncontrolled diabetes and it seriously endangers people’s health. With the development of illness condition, different symptoms will occur, such as high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, high cholesterol and so on. Therefore, patients should be cautious when they choose food. Can they eat broccoli? To be frank, this vegetable has both benefits and disadvantages for diabetic renal disease patients.

    Benefits of broccoli for diabetic nephropathy

    Regulate blood glucose

    It is a kind of high-fiber food, which can suppress the absorption of glucose so as to improve patient’s condition.

    Lower high blood pressure

    Hypertension can do harm to kidneys and heart. Patients should consume it in a right amount since it contains a large amount of flavonoid which is helpful for lowering high blood pressure.Besides, its flavonoid content is the best cleaning agent of blood vessel which is beneficial for lowering bad cholesterol.

    Enhance immunity

    It is rich in ascorbic acid which can promote livers’ detoxification function, and that is helpful in improving patients’immunity. There is also abundant vitamin C which can prevent infections.

    Other benefits

    There are many other benefits to patients. For instance, its most significant effect of broccoli perhaps it can prevent cancer, because it contains sulforaphane. Except for that, it is also has the function of anti-aging.

    Disadvantages of broccoli for diabetic nephropathy patients

    Patients should pay enough attention to some elements in this vegetable, such as phosphorus, sodium and potassium. They should always change their diet plan based on their individualized illness condition.

    In addition, pests will often appear on this vegetable, so pesticide is often used to kill bug. In this condition, it often has residual agricultural chemical. Therefore, patients should be cautious when they buy it . And before cooking it, they should soak it in water for a longer time.

    Through the above analysis, we can see that broccoli does have more benefits than harms. If diabetic kidney disease patients eat it in a right amount, they can benefit a lot. If you want to learn more dietary of diabetic nephropathy, you can talk with our online doctor or email to and we will do our best to help you.

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