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What Fruits Can Benefit People with Nephrotic Syndrome

2013-11-09 10:44

What Fruits Can Benefit People with Nephrotic SyndromeFruits are abundant in vitamins,fiber and other nutrients. However,in nephrotic syndrome,not all fruits are allowed to the patients as the constituents in them.What fruits can benefit people with nephrotic syndrome?

Benefits of fruits on nephrotic syndrome patients

Oxidation is a normal process for energy production and many chemical reactions in the body.However,excessive oxidation of fats and cholesterol can create free radicals which can damage proteins, cell membranes and genes.

Fruits are high in antioxidant and can neutralize free radicals to protect the renal cells against damage.Additionally,the fiber in fruits can help lower lipid and cholesterol levels,thus reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and heart disease. The vitamins and various kinds of minerals can meet the body’s need.

Fruits recommended for people with Nephrotic Syndrome

As kidneys are impaired,high levels of potassium and phosphorus will build up in bloodstream.Elevated potassium can give rise to numerous complications and even can be life-threatening.High building up of phosphorus can cause bone disease,skin itching and other health problems.Therefore,the patients with nephrotic syndrome should limit potassium and phosphorus intake in their diet.As most of fruits are loaded in potassium and phosphorus,the patients should be cautious in selecting fruits.

Red grapes

Flavonoids in red grapes can help protect against heart disease by preventing oxidation and reducing the formation of blood clots.Meanwhile,the flavonoids can help reduce inflammation to reduce damage to kidney tissues.


Cherries are recommended to people with nephrotic syndrome. They have been shown to reduce inflammation when eaten daily. Meanwhile,the antioxidants can help protect the heart.All kinds of berries such as blueberries,cranberries,raspberries and strawberries are all suggested to the patients.


Apples are high in fiber and anti-inflammatory compounds.They can reduce cholesterol,prevent constipation and protect against heart disease.

The above is just a list of recommended fruits for people with nephrotic syndrome.For more information, you can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com .

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