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Are Lemons Good For Kidney Disease Patients

2014-02-23 11:36

Are Lemons Good For Kidney Disease PatientsDaily diet affects patients’ health condition greatly, so kidney disease patients often ask what can they eat and what they can not eat. One of the questions is if lemons are good for them.

Generally speaking, we can say lemons are good for kidney disease patients because of they have the following healthy benefits.

1. Prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases

Chronic kidney disease is a progressive kidney condition. As the development, complications of kidney disease will appear. Management of complications have a significance in reducing the mortality rate. Cardiovascular disease is one common complication of kidney disease, and many patients die from this disease. Preventing the occurrence of cardiovascular disease is urgent for kidney disease patients. Lemons contain rich vitamin C and vitamin P which is able to strength blood vessels’ elasticity and tenacity. It has great contribution on preventing high blood pressure and myocardial infarction. In this light, kidney disease patients are allowed to eat lemons.

2. Reduce high blood sugar

Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease, so high blood sugar control helps reduce the rate of suffering from kidney disease. According to the research, lemon contains a substance which is similar to insulin which can make abnormal blood sugar level reduced.

3. Strengthen bones

Calcium is rich in lemons. For damaged kidneys, it lose the ability of balancing electrolytes such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium, easily causing low calcium level and high phosphorus level. This is because high phosphorus level inhibits the absorption of enough calcium, and low calcium occurs. In this case, kidney disease patients tend to suffer from bone diseases like bone fracture, bone pain and osteoporosis. Eating high calcium foods like lemon can alleviate bone symptoms and make you feel better.

Besides, lemon is able to prevent inflammation, boost immunity and promote metabolism and other health benefits.

From the above, we can say lemons are good for kidney disease patients. However, you still need to consult your doctor or online experts directly to make sure whether you can eat them or not, which is because different people has different illness conditions.

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