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Are Onions Good Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome

2013-12-20 11:13

Are Onions Good Diet for Nephrotic SyndromeOnions possess many active compounds that have been proven beneficial for all sorts of conditions. Are they good diet for Nephrotic Syndrome?


Onions contain rich dietary source of quercitin. So far, there is no better food source of quercitin than onion skins. Quercitin is a potent antioxidant flavonoid. Most health benefits of onions should owe to this substance.

-Thin the blood

-Lower cholesterol

-Raise good-type HDL cholesterol

-Ward off blood clots

-Lower blood pressure

These health benefits can protect you from ateriosclerosis and heart attack, which are complications of Nephrotic Syndrome.


It can prevent the inflammatory factor from damaging kidney tissues and stop kidney fibrosis so as to protect the renal inherent cells.


Onions are a good source of vitamins. Vitamins can boost your immune system and protect you from various diseases, such as fever, cold, cough, sore throat, etc, which may lead to the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Sulfur molecule

Onions contain a large amount of sulfur. It has been shown to inhibit the activity of macrophages, specialized white blood cells that play a key role in our body’s immune defense system, and one of their defense activities involves the triggering of large scale inflammatory responses.

What is more, it can improve your poor appetite due to the high fiber content. And it can cure insomnia or sleeping disorders, which will give you a good night sleep.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the health benefits of onions. So try to make room for onions in your every day meals. But it does not mean you can eat a lot of them, because it is rich in potassium. How much you can take should depend on your remained kidney functions. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

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