Grape is not only tasty but also has many nutrition values. It contains minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron, together with such nutritions as vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and amino acid needed by our body. Since grape is such a favored fruit, it is good for CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) patients to eat, isn’t it? Well, the answer depends on your illness condition. This article will tell you when you can eat grapes and when you can not.
The benefits of eating grapes for CKD patients
In the stage 3 of CKD, most patients may have a feeling of fatigue. Doctors will recommend them to take more calories in order to give their bodies energy. Grape contains rich glucose and fructose, which can be converted into energy. Therefore, grape can help CKD patients alleviate fatigue.
- Improve anemia
Since grape has a rich amount of iron, it will help increase the hemoglobin level and produces more red blood cells, thus anemia of CKD will be improved.
Grape juice, seed and skin have powerful antioxidants, which are beneficial for preventing the formation of blood clots.
- Improve appetite
Poor appetite is also one of the symptoms of CKD. The abundant fructose in grapes can improve appetite and digestion .
- Relieve swelling
The root, vine and leaves of grapes have diuretic ingredients that can help increase the urine output and relieve swelling.
Patients with the following symptoms are not allowed to eat grapes
- Diabetes and high cholesterol
As grapes are high in sugar, CKD patients with diabetes and high cholesterol need to limit the intake of grapes.
When CKD patients approach to an advanced stage, they may have hyperkalemia ( high level of serum potassium). At that time, damaged kidneys lose the function of keeping electrolyte balance. Extra potassium is deposited in blood. Grape is of high level of potassium so that it is a bad choice of CKD patients’ diet.
After all, foods or fruits have limited benefits for the treatment of CKD. Proper and effective therapy is the key. If you are interested in our special Chinese medicine therapies, you can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a message below, and our experts will provide you a healthy diet list, according to your own illness condition. Best wishes!