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Is Grapefruit Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2015-04-04 03:55

Is Grapefruit Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseGrapefruit is packed with various health benefits other than vitamin C. Is grapefruit good for polycystic kidney disease (PKD)? If you are interested in this topic, the following information can help you find the answer.

Grapefruit can inhibit the formation of kidney cysts.

PKD is an inherited kidney disease characterized by various fluid-filled cysts. The cysts enlarge with time going and cause damage to your kidneys. Grapefruit is packed with naringenin, which can successfully prevent the formation of kidney cysts. Besides, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects can also help prevent the formation of cysts and reduce swelling in the kidneys that is caused by fluid retention.

Grapefruit can boost your immune system.

Urinary tract infections is a very common complication of PKD. Rich vitamin C in grapefruit can neutralize the free radicals in the blood and activate white blood cells to strengthen and support your immune system so as to reduce the risk of infections.

Grapefruit can lower cholesterol level.

PKD patients often have high cholesterol level. Taking grapefruit regularly can decrease total cholesterol and the ratio of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Grapefruit can prevent diabetes.

If you have diabetes, grapefruit may be a great choice for you, because it can help reduce the starches and sweets in the system to prevent diabetes.

Grapefruit also has other health benefits.

It can also help to promote sleep, alleviate insomnia, improve digestion, lose weight, inhibit inflammation, etc. Space limited, so we do not list all of them here.

Is grapefruit good for polycystic kidney disease? From the above information, we can see that grapefruit is beneficial, but it does not mean it is suitable for all people, because it may interact with some medicine you take. To know an accurate answer, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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