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    Can I Eat Watercress with Diabetic Nephropathy

    2014-12-05 03:43| Font Size A A A

    Can I Eat Watercress with Diabetic NephropathyDiet is a double-edged sword for all of us, let alone Diabetic Nephropathy patients. Therefore, patients should pay more attention to essential details for their dietary behavior. Well then, can diabetic kidney disease patients eat watercress?

    Now, let’s have a look at the diet principles of diabetic nephropathy.

    1. Control salt-prevent high blood pressure and relieve swelling.

    2. Limit protein-reduce kidney’s burden and reduce kidney damage.

    3. Control water intake-relieve the swelling and discharge extra wastes from blood.

    4. Limit potassium-if high potassium level occurs, limit intake of potassium is necessary.

    5. Low sugar intake-to control blood sugar within the normal range.

    Then, let’s have a look at the nutrients of watercress.

    1. Healthy benefits of watercress for diabetic nephropathy patients.

    Watercress is very low in calories, but contains phytonutrients like isothiocyanates and antioxidants with a plethora of disease-preventive properties.

    Vitamin C within the vegetable provides top-notch infection-fighting power to stave off colds and flu, help maintain healthy connective tissues, and prevent iron deficiency. Vitamim A, also known as retinol, is essential for a properly functioning immune system and produces pigments in the retina of eye, an absence of which can cause night blindness.

    Watercress is also a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids which is beneficial for patients with kidney damage.

    It can be regarded as natural diuretic which can help patients relieve high cretinine level, high BUN level, and discharge extra wastes through increasing urine output.

    It also is helpful for digestion and appetite improvement.

    2. Considerations

    Watercress contain a large amount of minerals, among these substances, potassium and phosphorus within the vegetable is very high and if patients have high potassium and high phosphorus level in blood, they need to limit intake of two substances. Therefore, you should contact your health provider before taking watercress.

    There is no exact answer for what can they eat or not. Because that’s depend on the illness condition. You can contact our online doctor or mail to ckdstage@hotmail.com we will do our best to help you.


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