Polycystic Kidney Disease patients have many restrictions on their diets, like they can not eat high protein, high fat and high salt foods. but can PKD patients drink lemon juice? Let’s have a look together.
First, the advantage of lemon juice
Provides vitamin C
Vitamin C is like our immune system’s jumper cables and lemon juice is full of vitamin C. The level of vitamin C in your system is one of the first things to plummet when you’re stressed, which is why experts recommended popping extra vitamin C during especially stressful days. Lemon juice is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
Lemon juice not only encourages healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating. Having warm lemon juice early in the morning also can help flush out toxins.
Prevents kidney stones
Drinking one half-cup of lemon juice every day raises citrate levels in the urine. Studies have shown that this could protect against calcium stones in the kidney.
Many kidney disease patients usually have the problem that they can not sleep well at the night, raw lemon juice helps improve sleep. Patients can beneficial a lot from the lemon juice by helping patients improve the quality of sleeping.
Although the lemon juice has so many benefits, it does mean that all patients can eat lemon juice.
Lemon juice also contains lots of potassium, which results in worsen the condition of the PKD patients, if your potassium is under control, you can drink the lemon juice according the doctor’s prescription. If your potassium are higher than normal, you had better not to drink lemon juice.
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