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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat Almonds

2014-10-31 14:20

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat AlmondsDiabetic Nephropathy refers to kidney damage caused by diabetes. There are reports saying that almonds contain properties that are beneficial for lowering high blood sugar and high cholesterol level. In that case, almond is a good snack for Diabetic Nephropathy patients. Is that true? Let’s what the secrets of almonds are.

Heathy benefits of almonds

-Reduce high blood sugar level

Amygdalin in almond is the “weapon” fighting against high blood sugar level. Controlling this level within normal range is pretty important for Diabetic Nephropathy patients.

-Lower high cholesterol level

The most active property that works to decrease high cholesterol level is fatty oil. It is abundantly contained in almonds. Controlling cholesterol level is to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, flavonoid and polyphonol in almonds are beneficial for preventing heart attack disease, which is a dangerous disease leading to Kidney Failure.


Even though almond has so many benefits for Diabetic Nephropathy patients, they cannot be taken too much. Almond is also a phosphorous-rich food, which should be limited for kidney disease patients. Impaired kidneys cannot maintain the phosphorous level in the blood, and abnormal phosphorous level in the blood will hinder the absorption of calcium, leading to some bone problems like osteoporosis and joint pain.

Consumption tips

One of the studies, published in the journal Metabolism, showed that consuming an ounce of almonds straight before eating a high-starch meal brought 30% reduction in post-meal glucose levels for diabetics.

This a dietary suggestion for the general patients. As for yourself, you should consult your doctor for specific advice. Taking a blood test before taking almond is very necessary for you.


Certain food indeed can help you deal with your illness condition, while it cannot be taken as the treatment. Timely and appropriate treatment should be considered. Remember, the goal of treatment should not only controlling symptoms but also should improve kidney function.

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