Hypertensive Nephropathy is resulted from chronic hypertension, and the basic dietary requirement is to lower high blood pressure and protect kidneys. Is garlic good for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients?
If left alone, hypertensive nephropathy will aggravate into end stage kidney failure easily. Garlic is one food or condiment that can bring the following benefits for these patients.
1. Regulate blood pressure
Garlic can dilate blood vessels and increase the permeability of blood vessels, so as to adjust blood pressure and prevent the formation of thrombus and arteriosclerosis. This is because garlic is rich in potassium but low in sodium.
2. Prevent cardiovascular disease
In addition to regulating blood pressure, garlic can also prevent the accumulation of fat in the blood, lower blood cholesterol, inhibit platelet aggregation, and so on. All of these benefits can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading death cause for patients with Hypertensive Nephropathy.
3. Alleviate fatigue
Some researches find that pork is rich in vitamin B1, and vitamin B1 can combine with allicin in garlic to ease fatigue and increase patients’ energy to some extent.
4. Boost immune ability
Garlic contains one capsaicin called allyl sulfides, which has a good effect on killing pathogenic bacteria and parasite. Therefore, it can help prevent cold, fever, cough, and some other problems due to low immune ability. Eating a right amount of garlic can help boost patients’ immune ability and prevent these diseases.
From the above analysis, we can eating some garlic can help manage symptoms and complications of Hypertensive Nephropathy. However, this doesn’t mean these patients can eat garlic as much as they would like. To be responsible for their safety and health, they had better consult the doctor online in detail before eating it.