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Can I Drink Lime Juice with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

2014-11-22 11:24| Font Size A A A

Can I Drink Lime Juice with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients are suggested to eat more vegetables and fruits as well as fruits juice. Well then, can I drink lime juice with kidney disease? Let’s have a look at the passage.

Actually, limes are packed with vitamin C, a natural antioxidant, important for boosting the immune system, protecting against colds and many bacterial illnesses. All of these has many benefits for CKD patients.

Strengthen immune system

It is said that about 90% kidney disease patients has low immunity. And vitamins C within limes is helpful for strengthening immune system. And it can help prevent cold and flu from patients.

Improve appetite

As illness condition progresses, kidney disease may cause poor appetite. Lime has acidic nature that helps breakdown food and aids to a smoother digestion, so as to improve appetite and ease constipation.

Manage diabetes

One important reason is that high dietary fiber in lime can regulate the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing the occurrence of blood sugar spikes.

Discharge extra wastes

Our kidney itself is a filtering organ which can help us discharge extra wastes and toxins from the body. When injured kidney is damaged, kidney will fail to do the job. Lime juice can be a natural cleaner to help kidneys filter wastes and toxins.

However, although it has so many benefits for kidney disease patients, but it does not mean that all patients can drink it freely. Because some properties within limes is bad for kidney health if patients suffer from some symptoms.

Due to kidney damage, chronic kidney disease patients are more likely to suffer from high phosphorus and potassium levels. Many fruits juices are good sources of potassium and/or phosphorus. Eating too much potassium food will aggravate illness condition, which is dangerous for kidney disease patient. Therefore, it it better to contact your dietitain before drinking it. Or you can talk with our online doctors directly or leave a message below.


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