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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat Watermelon

Time:  2014-05-17 07:16

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat WatermelonMany people like watermelon, especially in hot summer. So, can patients with Diabetic Nephropathy eat watermelon? Please follow me to find the answer.

First, let’s learn the basic knowledge of watermelon. Generally speaking, there is 4.2g carbohydrate, 1.2g protein, 6mg calcium, 10mg phosphorus, 0.3mg coarse, 0.2mg iron, 0.17mg carotene in 100g pulp of watermelon. In addition, about 94.1% ingredient of watermelon is water. So, can patients with diabetic nephropathy eat the fruit?

In fact, moderate watermelon is ok. Since the calcium element can prevent the formation of renal bone disease, iron in the fruit can help to relieve anemia. And meanwhile, cellulose and renieratene are also the necessary nutrients for the body. However, as every coin has two sides, there are disadvantages about watermelon. The specific info are summarized as follows:

1. Because there is abundant water in the fruit, so, patients should better eat less if they have obvious swelling. If they eat too many watermelons, it is not beneficial to control the development of illness condition.

2. In addition, for patients with diabetic nephropathy, they will experience high-phosphorus level easily, so, if they eat too many watermelons, too much phosphorus element will accumulate in the body, in this case, it is not beneficial to delay the process of renal damage.

3. Except for, patients should better limit the intake of watermelon, since the protein in the fruit can increase the burden of failed kidneys.

In a word, if you want to improve the quality of life with diabetic nephropathy, you should better avoid too many watermelons. Since the illness condition varies from person to person, you can also send your test report to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com, after careful analysis, we will tell you whether you can eat watermelon.

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