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In daily life, we prefer adding some spices into our diet so as to improve the taste. However, for lupus nephritis patients, Can they have natural spices in their diet? If you or your loved one happen to be a patient, you should be reading the following contents.
Lupus Nephritis is a kind of kidney damage which is caused by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). And patients may have the symptoms of high blood pressure, blood urine, proetienura, and kidney dysfunction. A scientific and healthy diet play an important role in protecting renal function. Therefore, patients have to pay attention to what they can eat and what they can’t eat.
When we are cooking, the frequently-used spices include garlic, ginger, curry, cardamom, onions, turmeric and cinnamon, chilli, dill, bay leaf and so on. For most patients with the kidney damage, they are suggested to have a low-sodium diet. And in order to reduce the intake of salt, they are suggested to try adding herbs or spices instead of salt. But not all the spices are available for lupus nephritis patients. For example, the spices such as chilli, garlic, ginger, onions and curry are not recommended to patients because these spices contains a large amount irritative ingredients which can aggravate the inflammatory and increase the progression of lupus nephritis.
Well then, which spices are good for them?
Some patients may suffer from high blood pressure which is a common symptoms of kidney disease. And some studies show that 2g of cinnamon daily can reduce high blood pressure levels effectively. It not only can replace the salt, but also can prevent the further kidney damage effectively.
It has been proven that this spice can lower high blood pressure and its antioxidants can help your cells from free radical damage. It can support your memory function, promote heart health and support immune system.
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