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Is Honey Good to Children with Glomerulonephritis

2013-05-09 16:38

Is Honey Good to Children with GlomerulonephritisWhen your child is diagnose with glomerulonephritis, you need to make change in his or her diet.A healthy diet plays an important role to slowing the disease progression.Is honey good to children with glomerulonephritis?

Generally,the children with glomerulonephritis is allowed to consume honey unless they are diabetics.Honey is suggested to the patients because it is a good source of calorie.

As a Kidney Disease patient, your child need more calorie each day for the following causes:

*The patients have to follow a restricted diet.The child may eat fewer calories because omitting some foods.

*Poor appetite may lead to weight loss.

*The child may be underweight or has lost weight recently because of kidney disease.

If the children with glomerulonephritis has the above problems,they can add extra calories from honey and other simple carbohydrates like sugar, jelly, jam, hard candy and syrup. Also, the foods leave few waste products in your blood.

Additionally, honey also have the following health benefits for children with glomerulonephritis.

-Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal: The children with glomerulonephritis are susceptible to infection because of long-term use of steroids and immunosuppressive agents.All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.It can reduce the risk of infection.

-Honey contains antioxidants.It can help fight kidney cells damage and has certain effects in protecting kidneys.

-Regular use of honey can reduce the risk of heart disease which is a common complication of glomerulonephritis and other kidney diseases. It is because that honey contains antioxidant and flavonoids.

-Improve sleep quality.Insomnia is a common disorder in glomerulonephritis. Honey can relax the patients and help them have a better quality sleep.

Honey is a good food option for children with glomerulonephritis. However, if your child has diabetes or high cholesterol, you should consult a dietitian before using it.

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