Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients must be watchful of what they eat and drink. However, I think you would agree that if there is a juice such as Pomegranate Juice which is tasty, satisfying, and may improve their health, they should consider incorporating it into their diets; wouldn't you agree?
Most patients know that 1 in 10 American adults in the U.S. (more than 20 million) have some level of Chronic Kidney Disease. You have likely seen the figures, but Cleveland Clinic recently reported that 600,000 people with Chronic Kidney Disease conduct Dialysis. The numbers are equally as staggering for Diabetics - "In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes," according to the American Diabetes Association. The number of Diabetes cases has only increased since then.
With that said, both Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetics must abide by restricted Renal (Kidney) or Diabetic diets, and even fluid restrictions. That is why Chronic Kidney Disease patients and Diabetics should identify foods that offer what KidneyBuzz.com calls a "Double Punch." Fruit juice in general, may contain a high amount of sugar and potassium which is bad news for Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetics. However, Pomegranate Juice carries a Double Punch. Research reveals that it can ward off a number of complications in Chronic Kidney Disease patients (especially those on Dialysis) and Diabetics.
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For Chronic Kidney Disease patients, study authors suggested that "drinking a controlled amount of Pomegranate Juice with a safe and monitored content of potassium may help reduce the complications that often occur in dialysis patients," including limiting infections, protecting against Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and reducing the high Cardiovascular (Heart) mortality rates in Chronic Kidney Disease patients.
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Diabetic patients are at a higher risk for developing Heart Disease as well, mainly due to poor blood glucose control. Hence, the fact that nutrients in Pomegranate Juice protect against heart related death (heart attack, stroke, heart failure, etc.) is equally appealing to Diabetics. What's even more interesting, however, is that although Pomegranate Juice contains sugar, the participants in the study did not experience increases in their blood sugar levels, but did notice a reduction in bad cholesterol.
Okay, now that you have the information, KidneyBuzz.com wants YOU to take action by considering the idea of incorporating Pomegranate Juice into your diet. Still, BEFORE you pour your first glass, talk to your Dietitian and determine how much Pomegranate Juice you can safely drink on a consistent basis. Also, visit KidneyBuzz.com every day so that you do not miss any of the Breaking News & Information which teaches Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetics how to better manage their lives.
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