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Can I Eat Pineapple With IgA Nephropathy

Time:  2014-02-09 02:36

Can I Eat Pineapple With IgA NephropathyCan I eat pineapple with IgA Nephropathy? Patients with IgA Nephropathy should be careful with their diet, because some fruits are high potassium or phosphorus, which will aggravate their illness condition and cause further kidney damage. Pineapple is a kind of subtropical food and it is not only rich in nutrients but also has health benefits on human’s health condition. However, since IgA Nephropathy patients have a strict diet, they should avoid eating too much pineapple.

Pineapple has the following health benefits:

1. Pineapple contains pineapple proteinase which is able to resolve protein and dissolve fibrous protein and blood clot blocking in the body tissues. In this way, the blood circulation can be improved greatly so as to eliminate inflammation and edema.

2. Pineapple can be used as natural diuretics, because there is sugar, salt and enzyme in the pineapple. Eating pineapple properly is beneficial to nephritis patients and high blood pressure patients.

3. Pineapple is able to help digestion because it contains bromelain. Therefore, it can promote appetite and improve life quality.

4. Pineapple contains manganese which is a trace element. It works to build bones and connects tissues. In this case, patients with IgA Nephropathy and other kidney diseases eat pineapple to alleviate their bone problems. Eating pineapple regularly helps to build and maintain strong bones.

5. Pineapple is rich in anti-oxidants which prevents our body from being damaged by free-radicals. The affected body tissue by free-radical easily cause atherosclerosis and diabetic heart attack and increase the risk for developing certain cancers like colon cancer.

However, damaged kidneys easily lead to high potassium level, which can cause heart problems and irregular heartbeat. In this case, IgA Nephropathy patients with high potassium level can not eat too much pineapple.

Although pineapple has lots of health benefits, IgA Nephropathy patients should also be careful in eating pineapple.

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