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Once people are diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy，they should be cautious of food in their diet. Carrot is a kind of healthy food, but is it good for IgA Nephropathy patients? You can get the answer from the following contents.
Carrots can benefit IgA nephropathy patients from several aspects:
Carrots are rich in carotene, which can be turned into vitamin A in our body. Vitamin A can enhance patients’ immunity. Strong immunity prevents patients from infection and flu.
Carrot is a kind of high-fiber food. It can stimulate peristalsis, which helps digestion and excretes toxins through intestinal tract. It not only eases the burden of kidney but also reduces the accumulation of toxins in patients’ bodies.
Lower blood pressure
As the disease progress, high blood pressure may occur. Potassium succinate presenting in carrots can help lower blood pressure and enhances cardiac ability and prevent heart diseases.
Iron which can be found in carrots can alleviate anemia, so IgA nephropathy patients with anemia can add carrots to their diets.
In advanced stage of the disease, many patients may suffer bone disease. As a calcium supplement, carrot can help be beneficial for bone health.
Though carrot benefits IgA nephropathy patients in many ways, it is not a completely harmless food for patients. Patients with hyperkalemia should be cautious when they eat carrots, as carrots are high in potassium.
What’s more, there are some tips on how to eat carrots.
Do not cook it for a long time, or nutrients of it can be damaged.
Nutrients in carrots can be better absorbed when they are cooked.
Don’t add much vinegar to carrots.
Follow the above advice you can get more nutrients from carrots.
Carrot has its merits and defects, so whether it’s good or not is depended on your condition. Any doubts, you can consult with our online doctors to get a personalized advice. Have a nice day!