Cherry is one common fruit in our daily life, and some people claim cherry can help protect kidney functioning tissues. Diabetic Nephropathy is one type of Chronic Kidney Disease due to diabetes. Can patients with Diabetic Nephropathy eat cherry?
For kidney disease patients, cherry has three big therapeutic effects.
The first one is to ease renal anemia. With the progression of kidney disease, patients need to control their protein intake that can cause patients not to take in enough iron easily. Then, iron-deficiency anemia occurs easily. Cherry contains quite high content of iron, so it can help ease iron-deficiency anemia.
The second one is to improve patients’ appetite. Diabetic Nephropathy causes waste products and toxins to build up in the blood as well as digestive system. Then, patients will have appetite problem.
The last one is to protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues. Cherry is one great source of antioxidants that can help remove free radicals and protect the remaining kidney function.
For Diabetic Nephropathy patients, they can’t eat cherry freely.
The main reason is the high content of sugar in cherry. Since diabetic nephropathy is due to diabetes, high blood sugar is always the biggest concern for them. In this case, they need to follow a low-sugar or even sugar-free diet plan. In view of this, patients should control their cherry intake with doctor’s guidance.
In addition to cherry, a lot of other fruits which are rich in sugar should also be paid attention to their intake of sugar. If you want to know how much cherry to eat every day or a food list to eat, you can consult the doctor online in detail. A lot of kidney experts from Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital are always here to give you a big help.