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    Can I Eat Red Cabbage with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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    Can I Eat Red Cabbage with Diabetes and Kidney DiseaseDiabetic Nephropathy develops in almost 50% of diabetics. Therefore, it is more important to control diabetes and protect kidneys from further damage. Actually, diabetic food for kidneys will help you prevent diabetic renal disease. Well then, can I eat red cabbage with the disease?

    Actually, red cabbage is a very health vegetable which also can help diabetic kidney disease get many benefits due to its some ingredients.


    Iron is one important mineral for the body. In addition to delivering oxygen to cells, this mineral can also help stimulate the production of red blood cells. This can help fight against renal anemia, which is one common complication of renal failure. Thereby, kidney failure patients can treat red cabbage as the source of iron.

    Vitamins A and Vitamin C

    Red cabbage is also a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals. Red cabbage has 10 times more vitamin A and twice as much iron as green cabbage. Supplying vitamins can help kidney disease patients strengthen immune system and enhance immunity.

    Red pigment

    The natural red pigment in red cabbage can help lower high blood glucose level and boost insulin production. If patients’ kidney failure is caused by diabetes or accompanied by high blood sugar level, they are suggested to eat more red cabbage.

    Aside from the mentioned above benefits, you should also pay attention to other ingredients within the vegetable, like potassium. In addition, cabbage can interfere with the body’s absorption of iodine, patients should avoid this vegetable and all cruciferous vegetables if they ahve thyroid problems. To be responsible for your safety, you had better consult our doctor online to determine how much red cabbage you can eat one daily. Or email to and we will do our best to help you.

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