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Is Persimmon Good For Kidney Disease Patients

2014-04-22 08:38

Is Persimmon Good For Kidney Disease PatientsIn our daily life, eating some fresh fruits is beneficial for keeping healthy. However, for kidney disease patients, they should design a specific diet plan. Then, is persimmon on the diet plan? Please read on the article.

Delicious persimmon is rich in nutrition that help us keep healthy. The persimmon contains almost twice as much dietary fiber and useful trace elements as the apple does. The fruit has high antioxidant content. In the mature persimmon, there is a lot of water, ashes, protein, carbohydrate, organic acids and tannin. Also, persimmon includes plenty of vitamin A and vitamin C which are helpful fo decreasing blood pressure and improving lungs’ condition. It is an excellent source of iron, calcium as well as copper. Besides, persimmon is also rich in potassium.

For Kidney Disease patients, if they have hyperkalemia, they should keep away persimmon. As mentioned above, persimmon contains much potassium. With the damaged renal function, extra persimmon will stay in the body, which leads to hyperkalemia easily. If patients have swollen hands, feet or legs, they should limit intake of persimmon. If patients have diabetes, they should not eat persimmon, because it has 10.8% sugar content which can be easily absorbed by the body. If patients with kidney disease eat persimmon freely, it is possible to cause hyperglycemia, even Diabetic Nephropathy. However, eating a right amount of persimmon can help patients enhance immunity. In the early stage of kidney disease, persimmon is recommended because of benefit nutritions such as vitamins. Besides, drinking boiled water with persimmon leaves is good for reducing high blood pressure and promoting metabolism.

From the above analysis, we can know that persimmon has both good and bad effects for kidney disease patients. Everything has two sides, and there is no exception with persimmon. Therefore, you can consume or avoid persimmon based on your illness condition. If you have any doubts about healthy diets of kidney disease or others, please leave a message below or send an email to, and we are glad to help you.

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