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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients with Edema Eat Cucumber

2014-07-23 11:42

Cucumber is loved by many people for its good taste and rich nutritions, especially the patients which are lack of appetite. But patients with Diabetic Nephropathy and edema are wondering if they can eat it ? They even afraid that cucumber will make their disease worse, actually, they don’t need to worry about it. Let us have a look what the doctors said about it.

What are the benefit of eating cucumber for patients ?

1.It is known that cucumber contains abundant vitamins and mineral substances, it can inhibit the sugar in it turn into fat, so it can help to lose weight and reduce the high blood sugar level. So for patients with Diabetes or Diabetic Nephropathy, cucumber is helpful to control the blood sugar level.

2. It is rich in water, high up to 90% that is helpful to diuretic and reduce edema. So as a patient who are suffering from edema, you should eat some cucumbers.

With its great look and test, cucumber has become the first choice of patients to improve their appetite. But remember that no matter what kind of foods, as a Kidney Disease patients, you should not eat too much. Otherwise, it will add work load to your renal rather than to reduce.

Here i need to remind you, not all of the cucumber products are suitable for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy. Foods like pickled cucumber and shredded cucumber with sauce are not fit for patients, because patients should keep a low slat and light diet that can help them to reduce the edema and high blood pressure。

From the above informations we know that cucumber is good for Diabetic Nephropathy patients with edema, but they should not eat too much. If you have other questions, please email us. Our email: sjzkidneyhospital@hotmail.com

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