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Indian Diet for Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

2014-04-26 16:33| Font Size A A A

Indian diet for Diabetic Nephropathy PatientsMany Indians keep particular dietary restrictions owing to their belief. Diabetic Nephropathy patients also have to keep a special diet. This article is to give these India patients some tips on their diet.


Chicken and goat are common meats in India, as beef and pork are restricted in some religions. Fortunately, these meats, chicken and goat usually appear on Indian table are all kidney-friendly foods, as they are high-quality protein foods, which can provide protein for patients and produce less metabolic wastes.

Staple foods

For diabetic nephropathy patients, they should control the intake of carbohydrates and fat, which are mainly from staple food. Lentil and rice are common staple foods in India. Lentil is loaded with protein. However, animal protein is a better choice than vegetable protein, as animal protein can satisfy patients’ needs for amino acid and produce less metabolic wastes. What’s more, lentil contains potassium, of which patients with hyperkalemia should be cautious.

As for rice, brown rice is better than white rice, as brown rice contains vitamin B and fiber. These substances help patients regulate their blood sugar.


Ghee is clarified butter and has been used as condiment in Indian throughout history. It contains linoleic acid, which is a kind of antioxidant. It helps patients enhance their immunity. In addition, it also can provide some necessary amino acids, which are essential for maintaining patients’ health. But ghee is high in fat, which have a negative effect on patients’ condition. Thus, patients should well control the amount of ghee intake. If you have any doubts about that, you can contact our online doctors.

The above is a general dietary idea for India patients. If you want to know more detailed information, you can contact us at

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