Red dates are very popular in China, which has many health benefits. For IgA Nephropathy patients who have many diet requirement, can they eat red dates? Now let’s have a general knowledge of red dates for IgA Nephropathy.
Anemia is very common among all kidney patients. IgA Nephropathy patients are no exception. The reason why kidney patients have anemia is that their kidney function declines so that they can not secrete enough erythropoietin to stimulate bone marrows to form red blood cells. Besides, iron deficiency is also a common contributor to anemia. Dates have got higher iron content within them, which will make them excellent natural home remedies for boosting their amount of iron within the blood.
Protect your heart
Heart disease is the main life-threatening factor to the kidney patients. Eating red dates regularly can dilate and soften blood vessels so as to lower high blood pressure. They can also strengthen muscle force, remove fatigue, increase myocardial contraction force, improve myocardial nutrition, etc. Besides, they can reduce serum cholesterol level.
Boost immune system
IgA Nephropathy is not only a kidney disease, but an immune disease. Red dates contains rich vitamins, such as vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, carotene, etc. They can boost immune system and promote the production of white blood cells so as to protect you from various disease.
However, 100 g red dates contains 656 mg potassium. If your blood potassium level is higher than the normal level (3.5-5.0 mEq/L), you should limit the intake of red dates, because your damaged kidneys can not remove the excess potassium from your body, which easily causes high potassium level.
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