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Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat Dates

2015-09-28 11:35| Font Size A A A

Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat Dates Date is a necessary and delicious fruit in the Eid special recipe. Due to dietary restrictions, kidney disease patients have to think a while: can I eat dates during eid festival? Now, let’s have a look.

To know the answer, you should have a good knowledge about date.

Dates provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium. The sugar content of rip dates is about 80%; the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements including boron, cobalt, cooper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc. Due to abundant nutrients, both kidney disease patients and healthy people can get many benefits if they have a proper amount of intake. However, there is a warning: if patients have a high potassium level, they should limit intake or avoid taking dates. Any questions, please chat with our Online Doctor or email to us at

Discharge toxins from the body

Dates have the properties of discharging toxins. It can help clear toxins and heavy metal metabolic products in the liver.

Prevent constipation

Constipation is a common complication among kidney disease patients. Date palm can increase bowel function due to its abundant dietary fiber, which is good for relieving constipation. The date juice is also a good choice.

Alternative sugar for diabetics

Diabetes is one of leading causes of renal disease or even Kidney Failure. It is amazing that sugar within the fruit are the simple and digestible. It can be the ideal alternative sugar for diabetes. In addition, the content of fat and cholesterol is also very low, which are healthy for kidney disease patients.

Strengthen immune system

The fruit also is rich in vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and so on, which are good for strengthening immune system and keep other diseases away from ourselves.

Help  abstinence

Date palm is also a good fruit for alcoholics. Drinking the fresh date palm juice can speed up the metabolism. As the old saying goes, seven dates one day keep health forever.

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