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Can Patients with PKD Eat Watermelon

Time:  2015-03-21 11:13

Can patients with PKD eat watermelonSummer is coming, almost of all of people will eat watermelon during summer, because watermelon are mostly water. Besides, watermelon also contains sufficient nutrition. While, can patients with PKD eat watermelon, if you happen to have this doubt, you are recommended to read the following.

Firstly of all, what is the health benefits of watermelon.

Provides nutrition and vitamins

The watermelon contains more than 90 percent water.

Vitamin A and vitamin C also can be found in watermelon can improve patients’ immunity.

Provide anti-inflammatory properties

The lycopene found in watermelon makes it an anti-inflammatory fruits. Lycopene is an kind of inhibitor for various inflammatory processes and also serves as antioxidant to neutralize free radicals. It is important to improve the production of nitric oxide, because it plays important role in maintaining the elasticity of the arteries and blood vessels.

Watermelon fruits is a good source of potassium, potassium can achieve the function of controlling regulate heart beat, preventing stroke and heart disease. However, if patients’ potassium level is higher than normal range, you are not allowed to consume too many watermelons. You need to consult your doctor to know how many watermelon you can consume.

Works as diuretic

Given its name, watermelon is a natural diuretic and it is good for hydration. It is helpful to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Protects heart

To maintain a health heart needs to follow a health diet what is low in fat, cholesterol and rich in antioxidants so as to preventing the blood vessels and arteries from hardening.

The health benefits of watermelon have been listed, although the watermelon has so many benefits, it does not mean that all of patients can consume watermelon.

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