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Healthy Foods for Nephritis


2013-05-08 16:03

Nephritis is a disorder characterized with inflammation of glomeruli in kidneys.A kidney friendly diet can slow the disease progression.What are the healthy foods for nephritis?

Fruits

Fruits are considered healthy foods option for people with Nephritis.It is because fruits can prevent or protect against undesirable fatty oxidation which can create free radicals.Free radicals can damage proteins,cells and genes.Additionally,fruits are rich in vitamins and fiber which good to the patients.However,as many fruits are high in potassium,the patients should be cautious in selecting fruits.Healthy fruits for nephritis include all kinds of berries. Apples are also good to the patients.

Foods low in protein

Protein in urine is a typical sign of nephritis.If the patients have excess protein intake,it can aggravate proteinuria.However,if the patients have no adequate protein consumption, it can cause malnutrition.Therefore, the protein intake should be appropriate to control,but not to restrictive, especially in the patient’s weight loss.It is essential to consult a dietitian to decide your daily protein consumption.

Reduce fat and cholesterol

A low fat,low cholesterol diet should be followed to avoid further elevation of cholesterol levels associated with Nephritis and to lower the risk of cardiovascular events.Saturated fats should be avoided as well as foods high in cholesterol.

Foods low in salt

If the patients with nephritis experience swelling of the hands or feet, they should switch to a low-salt diet. You can reduce the amount of sodium in your diet by avoiding processed foods. Fresh foods are usually low in sodium.

Vitamin D

Foods high in vitamin D are healthy foods for nephritis. As the diseased kidneys fail to synthesize vitamin D, the patients should increase vitamin D supplement through diet.Enough vitamin D levels in body can help reduce bone disease.

The above are the healthy foods for nephritis.However,as the illness condition varies from individual to individual, the patients also need personalized dietary plan.You can consult us to get a tailored dietary regime.




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