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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat Chinese Yam

2014-10-30 16:26| Font Size A A A

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat Chinese YamChinese yam not only can be used as a delicious food but also can be regarded as the natural herbal medicine. And pit is favored by most elderly people. Well then, can patients with Diabetic Nephropathy eat this kind of yam?

As the mentioned above, Chinese yam is packed with abundant nutrients which is not only good for healthy people but also can be beneficial for diabetic kidney disease patients. People with diabetic nephropathy can get the following benefits from eating Chinese yam.

Lower high blood sugar

Chinese yam contains mucus protein which has the function of lowering high blood sugar. Therefore, eating yam can be used for treating diabetes. Commonly, it can be thought of the ideal food for diabetes patients.

Boost immune system

The Chinese yam contains a large amount of vitamins such as vitamin and other minerals. Eating proper amount of Chinese yam is beneficial for diabetes people.


It can prevent the deposition of blood liquid in blood walls and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Good for digestive system

Chinese yam contains amylase and polyphenol oxidase which are good for digestive system.

Prevent arteriosclerosis

The mucinous proteins in this kind of yam keep blood walls flexible and and prevent the formation of arteriosclerosis.

Through the above analysis, we can see that Chinese yams do have many benefits for diabetic kidney disease patients. But what I want to emphasize is that patients should eat Chinese yam according to your illness condition. If you suffer from high potassium level you should limit intake of this food. For an individualized diet, please email to or leave a message below directly.

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