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Can A Patient With Diabetic Nephropathy Eat Melon Seeds

Time:  2014-01-16 07:01

Can A Patient With Diabetic Nephropathy Eat Melon SeedsMelon seeds contain rich nutrients like vitamin, protein, oil and so on. If one eats moderate melon seeds every day, which helps improve sleep quality and increase one’s memory as well as reduce the risk for cancer, hypertension and heart diseases. However, is it good for diabetic nephropathy patients eat too many melon seeds?

Most patients with diabetic nephropathy know diet treatment aims to control blood sugar and know it is better to eat several small meals throughout the day which contributes to control the progression of their illness condition. Therefore, snacks become one of the means of supplementing adequate nutrition. In their daily life, they usually eat melon seeds, because they think eating snacks can stave off their hunger. However, eating too many snacks are harmful to their health conditions.

Why diabetic nephropathy patients are not recommended to eat too many melon seeds?

For this question, this is because there is sugar in melon seeds. If diabetes patients eat 500g melon seeds every day, which will influence the level of blood sugar. In this condition, diabetes patients can not control blood sugar well. What’s more, melon seeds are rich in protein and grease. Eating too many seeds not only can increase calory but also elevate the blood lipids. Some lipids can transfer glucose by way of sugar dysplasia, which will induce elevated blood sugar. What is worse, eating melon seeds will bring saliva out of your mouth. The loss of saliva can lead to dental ulcer and dyspepsia, etc. If diabetes patients have dental ulcer, it is difficult for them to cure it.

We know diabetic nephropathy is one disease which is induced by a long-term or poorly controlled of diabetes, so what diabetic nephropathy patients should do is control blood sugar so as to slow down the progression of diabetic nephropathy. In term of this, diabetic nephropathy patients also should not eat too many melon seeds. Besides, because of high sodium in melon seeds, eating too many seeds can worsen high blood pressure.

Diabetes and high blood pressure are two major causes of kidney disease and lead to further kidney damage. Patients with diabetes and high blood pressure should avoid eating too many melon seeds.

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