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Is Safe to Take Gooseberry for Kidney Disease Patients

2014-11-10 14:22| Font Size A A A

Is Safe to Take Gooseberry for Kidney Disease PatientsGooseberry is a small round fruit that is packed with abundant nutrients. Some people argue that this fruit shows a goof effect on treating kidney disease. Is it true? Is safe to take gooseberry for people with Kidney Disease?

According to statistics, more than 95% kidney disease patients have the immune disorders. And due to different degree of kidney damage, patients are suggested to design a strict dietary plan so as to control the progression of illness condition. Since the illness condition is different from case to case that there is no specific answer for the question.

Actually, there are some healthy benefits for patients with kidney disease.

Gooseberry contains 18 kind of essential amino acids, vitamins C, B1, B2 and some minerals. It is reported that each 100g gooseberry has 200mg vitamin C. The content of vitamin C in gooseberry is much higher than other fruits and it is only secondary to than in kiwi fruit. In this light, we can see that this fruit is rich in antioxidant property which can help protect remaining renal function and prevent kidney from the infections or inflammatory.

Meanwhile, the fruit also have a large amount of bioflavonoids which have the functions of softening blood vessels, reducing the blood fat and blood pressure. In addition, it is a good source of calcium which can strengthen bone health. What’s more, it can strengthen immune system and have the anti-cancer function.


Everything has two sides and there is no exception with gooseberry. Although gooseberry has so many benefits, it does not mean that all patients can take it without any limitations.

Gooseberry is rich in some minerals such as potassium. Kidney disease patients are prone to suffer from high potassium level or high phosphorus level due to kidney damage. Therefore, it is better to limit intake of gooseberry or avoid eating this kind of fruit.

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