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Can Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome Eat Sweet Potatoes

Can Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome Eat Sweet PotatoesSweet potatoes do not only taste very delicious, but also have many benefits for your health. Can patients with Nephrotic Syndrome eat sweet potatoes? Now let’s find the answer in the following passage.

Nutrient value of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are packed with various vitamins, such as vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, carototenoids, etc. They are also rich in various minerals, such as manganese and potassium. Both the vitamins and minerals are needed to make the body function normally.

Health benefits of sweet potatoes for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

-Control blood sugar level

If your Nephrotic Syndrome is caused by Diabetic Nephropathy, sweet potatoes are a good choice for you. Sweet potatoes taste sweet, but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.

-Protect your hearts

Heart failure is a common complication of Nephrotic Syndrome, because almost all Nephrotic Syndrome patients have high cholesterol level. The high content of B6 vitamins in sweet potatoes are helpful in inhibiting the deposition of cholesterol and keeping the blood vessels elasticity. Their potassium content is also helpful for your heart, because it lower blood pressure by maintaining fluid balance.

-Other health benefits of sweet potatoes

Eating sweet potatoes also helps build healthy bones, relieve anemia, boost immune system, ward off cancer and protect against the effect of aging.


Though sweet potatoes have so many health benefits, it does not mean you can eat sweet potatoes optionally. Because sweet potatoes contains oxalate. If your kidney function has been severely damaged, oxalate builds up in the blood, leading to kidney stones easily. Therefore, you had better cut down on sweet potato consumption. For more information about Nephrotic Syndrome, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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