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Can Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Cherry

2014-03-01 19:31| Font Size A A A

In daily life, chronic kidney disease patients need to follow a strict diet to decrease the burden of kidneys and alleviate some of the existing discomforts. Well, can CKD patients eat cherry?

Can Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Eat CherryAccording to the statistics, 100g of cheery contains 192KJ heat, 1.1g protein, 0.3g dietary fiber, 14.4g carbohydrates, 900mg vitamin C, 232mg potassium, 8mg sodium, 5.9mg iron and 27mg phosphorus. Below are some of the benefits:

Relive anemia As this fruit is loaded with iron, regular consumption of cherry can meet the needs of iron, promote the regeneration of hemoglobin. In this way, it can help relieve anemia and boost health.

Lower blood pressure It is generally believe that hypertension is a leading cause of CKD. As the disorder progresses, the blood pressure can increase correspondingly. If poorly controlled, it will definitely worsen kidney impairment.

As mentioned above, the low content sodium can help lower blood pressure to a certain degree. Generally, patients can drink one cup of cherry juice.

Besides, it can also help improve sleep quality and lower the risk of heart diseases.

However, CKD patients should not eat it casually. If the consumption is too much, the possibility of presenting hyperkalemia will be increased. When the serum potassium level is above 6.5mmol/L, there can be irregular heart beat or heart failure. Thereby, the specific amount should be under the guidance of your dietitian or doctors. If you are not clear about this, please resort to our Online Doctor immediately!

Cherry alone is not enough to control the condition of CKD, they also need take other steps, such as, balanced diet, effective treatments, moderate physical activities, positive attitudes and so on.

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