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Is Pomegranate Good for Kidney Disease and Diabetes Patients

2014-08-29 08:16

Is Pomegranate Good for Kidney Disease and Diabetes PatientsI can surely tell you that pomegranate is good for kidney disease and diabetes patients. It is considered as a super fruit for both healthy people and patients. However, if you are taking some medicines, you should consult your doctor in case of some interactions.

Benefits of pomegranate

Research into the effects of pomegranate for diabetes has shown that the fruit may help protect the heart in diabetes patients against future atherosclerosis. Diabetic patients are at a higher risk for developing heart disease later in life, mainly due to poor blood glucose control, making preventive steps important. Pomegranate juice, although high in sugar, may contain antioxidants that help protect the inner lining of blood vessels from being damaged by free radicals and free-floating glucose. Used moderately with other approaches like exercise and a proper diet, pomegranate may show promise in future diabetic treatments.

Still, because of the rich contents of antioxidants in pomegranate, this fruit offers a wide variety of health benefits to kidney disease patients including managing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol, a new study has claimed. The findings are significant because many kidney disease patients die either from infections or cardiovascular-related causes.

How much pomegranate you can take?

Pomegranate juice is a better way to be consumed. The researchers say their findings suggest that pomegranate juice taken in controlled amounts with monitoring of potassium content may help reduce complications in dialysis patients. Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) often need to restrict the amount of potassium in their diet to prevent potassium overload. As for the specific the amount, you can consult your dietitian or doctor.

A final word

Even though pomegranate has multiple benefits for kidney disease and diabetic patients, it cannot help them cure the disease. Timely and proper treatment is still the key. For that purpose, we can help you. Please do not hesitate to contact our doctor online for free help.

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