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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is Blueberry Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-08-03 14:35

Is Blueberry Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseYou love to eat blueberry or drink blueberry juice but are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease? If so, whether you can consume blueberry must be your big concern. Today, follow me to find the answer.

Just like other types of kidney disease, PKD will also cause kidney damage gradually or even lead to kidney failure finally. To slow down or stop the progression of this inherited disease, what you eat plays an important effect. As for blueberry, you can great a variety of benefits if eating correctly.

1. Help cleanse blood

One great function of kidney is to cleanse blood, excreting waste products and toxins out of the body. However, with PKD, large fluid-filled cysts can lead kidney to be impaired. In this condition, excess waste and toxins will build up in the body. Blueberry contains rich pectin that can help remove toxins and regulate blood sugar level.

2. Provide enough vitamin and minerals

The reason why blueberry is honored as “ fruit queen” is that it is rich in protein, vitamin, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, Zn, potassium, phosphorus, and so on. Therefore, PKD patients can get vitamin and mineral supplement from blueberry consumption.

3. Improve kidney function

Because of rich vitamin C and other antioxidant substances, blueberry can be used to improve patients’ kidney function. Besides, cranberry, red bell pepper and many other foods are also able to boost patients’ kidney function.

Warm tips when you are eating blueberry

No matter how delicious or tasting good one food is, you can’t eat it without any limitation. Since blueberry contains so many nutritions, you should avoid or at least limit the intake if you are tested out high potassium or phosphorus level or other abnormal blood tests. Additionally, if you have diarrhea, you may need to get rid of this fruit. To guarantee your health, you can consult the online doctors so they can guide you to eat blueberry healthily.

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