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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.

Can I Drink Lime Juice If I Have Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-08-08 14:30

Can I Drink Lime Juice If I Have Polycystic Kidney DiseaseLime or lime juice is well-known, because of its fragrant and rejuvenating benefits. Besides, lime itself is sweeter than lemon, and it has many other applications. However, if the person is diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, can he/she still eat drink lime juice?

I believe the answer can make many patients excited. Lime contains rich nutritions, which are helpful to prevent or treat some disorders. For PKD patients, they may get the following benefits from lime juice.

1. Prevent gout or high uric acid

Communicating with PKD patients, you can find gout is one common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease, and gout results from the deposition of uric acid in the body. Limb juice is able to detoxify the body and help the body get rid of free radicals and uric acid to prevent gout, as they are packed full of anti-oxidants.

2. Improve patients’ appetite

As patients’ condition progresses, PKD may cause low appetite. Lime has acidic nature that helps breakdown food and aids to a smoother digestion so as to improve appetite and ease constipation. Then, patients can get enough nutritions from foods what they eat.

3. Keep blood glucose stable

According to the American Diabetes Association, limes are considered as diabetes super food. One important reason is that high dietary fiber in lime can regulate the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing the occurrence of blood sugar spikes. People who have high blood sugar and PKD is recommended to drink a glass of lime juice one daily.

4. Preserve kidney function

Lime has been used for hundreds of years as healthy fruit, because its vitamin C content is far higher than citrus. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that can help keep kidneys from worsening. This is why kidney disease patients should supplement enough vitamin C.

If you have Polycystic Kidney Disease, make sure how much lime juice you can drink every day can make you get benefits from it as many as possible.

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