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Can I Eat Honey if I Have Kidney Disease

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-11-24 10:04

Can I Eat Honey if I Have Kidney DiseaseIt is widely recognized that honey has many health benefits. But for kidney patients with diet restrictions, are they allowed to eat honey?

1. Honey is a powerful immune system booster.

Raw, organic honey is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes which protect the body from bacteria and boost the immune system.

To improve your immune system, add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to warm water daily. For an extra boost, add fresh lemon juice and a dash of cinnamon.

2. Honey is an energy booster.

The natural sugars in honey provide a healthy source of calories and energy for the body. Kidney patients is easy fatigue. Proper intake of honey can improve this condition.

3. Honey can prevent cancer and heart disease.

Cancer and heart disease can aggravate kidney disease. Flavonoids and antioxidants in honey help reduce the risk of them.

4. Honey supports blood formation

Honey provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition, it helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis. If wastes and toxins in the blood is removed and blood circulation is improved, the kidneys will get enough oxygen and nutrients, which is helpful for kidney recovery.

5. Honey regulates blood sugar

Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is not the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they do not joint your blood sugar. So it is a good choice for diabetic nephropathy.

6. Other benefits

Honey also increases calcium absorption, increase hemoglobin count and treat or prevent anemia caused by nutritional factors, help arthritic joints etc.

Since eating honey has so many benefits, it does not mean that all kidney patients can eat. It should be decided according to your physical condition. For your health, you had better consult your dietitian before consuming it.

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