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Is Mangosteen Good for Diabetics and Dialysis Patients

Is Mangosteen Good for Diabetics and Dialysis PatientsMangosteen is honored as the “queen of fruit” which has abundant nutrition and medical value for people. But for patients with diabetes and dialysis, they should be alert to food they eat daily. Because a wrong eating may worsen illness conditions. Well then, is mangosteen good for diabetics and dialysis patients?

Now, let’s see the nutrition within the fruit.

Per 100g contains 0.66g protein, fat 0.2g, sugar 17g and 67 kilocalorie. It is also rich in vitamins, aside from vitamin B, vitamin A, E and C are also be involved. In addition, the content of potassium is the highest, which exceeds 100mg.

Then, nutritional effects

Mangosteen has a special substance which can help ease and relieve dryness-heat. And it also contains rich protein and fat, which are beneficial for patients with weakness and malnutrition.

Mangosteen is very helpful in preventing and dissolving kidney stone. Mangosteen has alkaline properties, and that is beneficial in neutralizing the urine’s acidity, which is helpful in treating kidney stone. Thereby, if patients have kidney stone, mangosteen is a good choice to them.

Although the fruit itself has benefits for patients’ health, it is not suggested to patients with diabetes and dialysis. Why? You should master the following important points.


1.Patients with kidney disease often have the imbalance of potassium and calcium, and they are easy to have hyperkalemia. While there is abundant potassium in mangosteen, so if kidney disease patients who have hyperkalemia take excess mangosteen, that may aggravate their condition.

2. Obese, kidney disease or heart disease patients should reduce intake of mangosteen; diabetics should avoid eating the fruit.

3. Control the daily intake because too much eating will cause constipation.

All in all, diabetes patients and dialysis patients should reduce or even avoid taking mangosteen. To know other details or wanna an individualized suggestion, you can leave a message below directly or talk with our Online Doctor directly.

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