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Foods Can Eat and Can Not Eat with Diabetic Nephropathy

Foods Can Eat and Can Not Eat with Diabetic NephropathyApart from Chinese medicine treatment, diet in daily life also plays an important role in helping treat diabetic nephropathy. To help patients with diabetic nephropathy get most effective results, here we will introduce what diet patients with diabetic should have in daily life.

1. Low intake of protein

Patients with diabetic nephropathy should have a low protein diet, because lots of protein can worsen proteinuria which is a common symptoms of diabetic nephropathy. In addition, protein is decomposed into urea which is a waste, making kidney bear more burdens. But they should eat more high quality protein food, such as fish, lean meat and egg white, this is because high quality protein produces very few wastes and can supply many nutrients including essential amino acid.

2. Avoiding food which has high potassium

Due to kidney damage, potassium can stack in body, much intake of potassium makes kidney carry much pressure, affecting kidney function further. Thus, avoiding high potassium food is very necessary.

3. Low intake of salt or sodium

High blood pressure and swelling can be caused by diabetic nephropathy. As salt makes blood pressure rise directly and contributes to aggravating swelling, it is very important that patients with diabetic nephropathy must have a low salt diet in daily life.

4. Avoiding cook oil that contains high saturated fat acid

Patients with diabetic nephropathy should cook with olive oil or peanut oil which have monounsaturated fatty acid, which benefits themselves a lot. Because saturated fatty acid can make blood pressure elevate, doing harm to kidney.

5. Eating more vitamins

As is known to all, vitamins do much good to our heath including kidney. Patients with diabetic nephropathy should have more intake of vitamins. In this way, body can be enhanced and kidney inflammation and infection can be prevented.

6. Water intake

Water is the source of life, thus, having enough water is beneficial to patients with diabetic nephropathy. However, if swelling occurs very severely, water should be limited strictly.

The above 6 tips are suitable for most patients with diabetic nephropathy. If you want to know your detailed diet in daily life which you need to follow, please tell us your disease condition and we will carefully make a specific plan about your diet.

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