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Is Strawberry Good to People with IgA Nephropathy

2013-03-23 16:31

Is Strawberry Good to People with IgA NephropathyA kidney-friendly plays a very important part in treating kidney disease. It can help slow down renal function deterioration and improve the overall health. Is strawberry good to people with IgA nephropathy?

IgA nephropathy

IgA Nephropathy is a kidney disorder, in which the immunoglobulin A( IgA) deposits in mesangial area.The immune deposits can cause the inflammation in kidneys, resulting in progressive renal function decline.

Strawberry for IgA nephropathy

Strawberry is a good fruit option for people with IgA nephropathy. Strawberry is rich in two types of phenols:anthocyanins and ellagitannins. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that can help kidney cells structures and prevent oxidative damage. It is a good source of vitamin C and a very good source of fiber. Adequate intake of fiber can help reduce levels of cholesterol and lipids,thus reduce the risk of hyperlipidemia. Additionally,strawberry contains abundant anti-inflammatory components.

Apart from strawberry, the following fruits are also good to people with IgA nephropathy.


Blueberry is rich in antioxidant phytonutrients and is also bursting with natural compounds that can reduce inflammation.Blueberry is a good source of manganese, a good compound that keeps the bones healthy. Thereby, moderate supplement of blueberry can reduce the incidence of renal bone disease.


An apple a day keep the doctor away. The patients with IgA nephropathy are very likely to develop high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Apples have been known to reduce cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer. Apples are also high in fiber and anti-inflammatory compounds.


Cranberry can protect against bladder infection by preventing bacteria from sticking into the bladder wall. Infection is a major cause of relapse of kidney disease and worsening renal function.

The above is a list of some fruits good to people with IgA nephropathy. As the diseases conditions vary from person to person,the diet should also be different. So it is necessary for the patients to consult a dietitian to make an individualized dietary plan.

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