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Pomegranate Juice For Kidney Disease Patients

Time:  2014-02-05 04:07

Pomegranate Juice For Kidney Disease PatientsIs pomegranate juice good for kidney disease patients? Pomegranate juice, cool and tasty drink, is much loved by healthy and unhealthy people. However, is it good for kidney disease patients to drink pomegranate juice? Follow us to find the answer or you can leave us a message to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com, and we are here to help you.

Generally speaking, kidney disease patients can benefit from pomegranate juice, and we will analyze it from the following aspects.

1. Reduce the risk for infections and tissue damage

Dialysis patients usually have an increased risk of mortality due to infections and heart disease. A preliminary study showed that pomegranate contains antioxidants which can help reduce infections and tissue damage. Researchers did a test on 101 dialysis patients and found that those who drank pomegranate juice three times a week for one year had a decrease in inflammation and free radical damage to cells. In this condition, kidney disease patients with dialysis is able to drink pomegranate juice.

2. Improve kidney function

Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C which has been proven that by researches of Turkey that vitamin C has a benefit of increasing the rate of kidney filtering creatinine and other wastes so as to improve kidney function.

Additionally, pomegranate juice is able to promote blood flow to the heart and also it has been shown to reduce plague in the arteries as well as raise good levels of cholesterol while help lower bad cholesterol. One research suggests that the juice may be helpful in preventing heart disease, heart attack and stroke. However, kidney disease patients often have elevated potassium level, which may cause heart rhythm problems. Pomegranate is high in potassium, so for kidney disease patients with high potassium level, they should limit the amount of pomegranate juice.

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