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Is Grapefruit Good for Nephrotic Syndrome

Is Grapefruit Good for Nephrotic SyndromeGrapefruit may not taste very good, but it is loaded with rich vitamins and minerals, which can bring you many health benefits. Is grapefruit good for Nephrotic Syndrome? After reading this article, you will find the answer.

-Strengthen immune system

Because of the use of steroids and other immunosuppressants, immune system can be weakened so as to expose you to many diseases, such as infections. Infections can call Nephrotic Syndrome back. Grapefruit is abundant in vitamin C, which can strengthen and support your immune system so as to help you fight against the disease.

-Maintain heart health

Nephrotic Syndrome patients usually have high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol level, which increases the risk of heart disease. Grapefruit is packed with powerful nutrients, such as fiber, potassium, lycopene, pectin, vitamin C and choline, etc. They can influence blood lipid levels, especially triglycerides and bad cholesterol. They can also help you lower blood pressure.

-Boost metabolism

If you are overweight, grapefruit may be a good choice for you to lose weight. The copious amount of enzymes, high-water content, and less sodium in grapefruit can boost metabolism, which can burn fat in the body easily.

In addition, grapefruits have other health benefits, such as reduce stress, improve digestion, relieve muscle fatigue, prevent cancer, etc. Space limited, so I do not explain them one by one.

Is grapefruit good for Nephrotic Syndrome? From the above, we can see that it is very good, but sometimes it should be avoided, for example, when you take medications such as calcium channel blockers and medications used for lowering cholesterol such as statin. They interact with grapefruit. Before you add it into your diet, you had better talk with your doctor. You can also leave your basic information below. After analyzing your case, our doctor can also help you make a wise decision.

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