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Can I Eat Grapefruit If I Have Lupus Nephritis

Can I Eat Grapefruit If I Have Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis is difficult to control. To manage this disease, patients should eat what they can eat. Grapefruit is one great fruit that can provide many benefits. Well, is it good for Lupus Nephritis patients?


This fruit contains rich nutritions that can prevent diseases and beautify the features. At present, grapefruit and its juice has become the essential fruit and beverage for breakfast especially in North America, Europe and Japan. What's more, it has been sold widely all over the world.

Grapefruit for Lupus Nephritis patients

Grapefruit has potassium but no sodium, and it contains carbopol that can lower blood cholesterol, so it is one good fruit for patients with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. For patients with Lupus Nephritis patients, they are at high risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. From this point, consuming grapefruit can help improve Lupus Nephritis patients' health condition.

Grapefruit can also help the body to absorb calcium and iron, and these two minerals can maintain the body's normal metabolism. Lupus Nephritis patients may have renal anemia or bone disease easily because of iron and calcium deficiency.

Besides, this fruit is also rich in vitamin P and vitamin C. Vitamin P can strengthen the function of skin pore which is beneficial for skin care and beauty. Vitamin C can prompt the formation of antibodies and strengthen the body's ability to detoxify.

In summary

As the above analyzed, grapefruit is high in potassium. Therefore, if Lupus Nephritis progresses into end stage, patients should pay attention to their potassium level in their blood. If it is higher than the normal, patients should control their intake of grapefruit.

To be responsible for your health and safety, you are suggested to consult your doctor or online doctor before eating this fruit.

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