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1.Sugarcane is a natural low-cholesterol, low-sodium food that contains no saturated fats. As kidney disease patients have a limited diet to protect the kidneys from the further damage, low-sodium, low-protein, low-potassium, etc., are inclu

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Is OK to Eat Sugarcane for Kidney Disease Patients

2014-05-02 01:20

Is OK to Eat Sugarcane for Kidney Disease PatientsSugarcane is used in number of cuisines around the world, especially in Southeast Asia. Sugarcane can be consumed its stalks. And more commonly, it can be consumed as refined sugar or a juice. However, is OK to eat sugarcane for kidney disease patients?

Health & nutrition of eating sugarcane for kidney disease patients

1.Sugarcane is a natural low-cholesterol, low-sodium food that contains no saturated fats. As kidney disease patients have a limited diet to protect the kidneys from the further damage, low-sodium, low-protein, low-potassium, etc., are included. Kidney disease patients can consume sugarcane according to individual condition.

2. Sugarcane contains many vitamins , such as vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin C and so on. These nutritions can protect vision, promote metabolism of enzyme, and enhance immunity.

3. Sugarcane has been found to be good for those who are suffering from febrile disorders.

4. Sugarcane is rich in trace elements, especially iron. Besides, sugarcane is known as the blood tonic fruit.

5.Sugarcane is beneficial for micturition. It contains a large amount of water, and eating sugarcane can clear the urinary flow and also helps the kidney to preform its function smoothly.

6. Sugarcane, being on low glycemic index, helps keep the body healthy.

Apart from mentioned above, sugarcane still has some side effects on kidney disease patients.
If you have severe swelling and diabetes in kidney disease, you must be careful about eating sugarcane. For example, sugarcane contains a great amount of sucrose, and the sucrose is easy to be converted into glucose in the body, thus affecting insulin secretion in diabetes patients’ bodies. Therefore, patients with kidney disease and diabetes should be cautious when eating sugarcane.

All in all, sugarcane does bring more benefits than harm. However, it does mean that not all kidney disease patients can consume sugarcane freely. So you had better to consult your doctor based on your condition if you want to eat sugarcane. More information, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctors freely.

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