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It is well known that all kidney patients should have a kidney-friendly diet in their daily life, so do diabetic nephropathy patients. Is brown rice good for them? Want to the answer, follow us to read this passage and find the correct answer.
Generally speaking, the dietary of diabetic renal disease means that they should consume some food which can prevent worsening of illness condition and provide some essential nutrients for body needs.
Brown rice has the following benefits and diabetic renal disease patients can benefit from it.
Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Studies have shown that this rice can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes significantly because of its rich unsaturated fats and other nutrients can contribute to improving the balance between blood sugar and insulin. For patients, their condition is caused by long-term diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar levels. In this sense, patients can eat brown rice to reduce the risk of diabetic nephropathy.
Reduce high blood pressure
Magnesium in this rice has also been proven to help lower high blood pressure, reduce symptoms of asthma and help lesson the frequency of migraine headaches.
Brown rice is rich in both vitamin B and vitamin E, and they can enhance the body’s immune function, promote blood circulation and help to eliminate bad mood. Besides, it has low amount but with high-quality protein which is recommended to patients. When kidney is damaged, excessive protein will increase the burden on the kidney. Moderate intake of high-quality protein rather than high-quantity protein is recommended for diabetics with kidney disease. Generally, a glass of milk, one egg white and 0.6g of lean meat can meet patients’ protein needs.
Lower bad cholesterol
It is an excellent source of soluble fibre, which helps to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Except the mentioned above, there is 27.3% of our daily allotment of Selenium in brown rice, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
It has many nutritions for diabetic renal disease patients, but it does not mean that all patients can consume this rice freely, because different patients have different illness conditions. You can contact our doctors online for a proper dosage.