Good And Bad Foods To Boost Energy Of Chronic Kidney Disease And Diabetic Patients

Recently a viewer emailed KidneyByzz.com and said, "I hate to hear, 'You are always sleeping. I wish I could do that!' It's not like I want to sleep my day away, but I just suffer low energy levels. Is there anything I can do to improve my energy? Any advice you can offer would be great, I am beginning to feel very depressed." 

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Is this Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Diabetic patient alone? Most would say "No," because many with Chronic Kidney Disease or Diabetes suffer Blood Sugar spikes and dips, intense Dialysis treatments, challenging medication regimens, appetite loss, stress and/or anxiety which may cause them to feel tired, sluggish, and exhausted throughout their day. 

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Although it is a known and even common side-effect of Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes, many suffering with the disease(s) find that low energy levels greatly impact their quality of life and may cause demoralization and depression. Ultimately, low energy levels can have serious long-term effects on patients' ability to comply with necessary treatments as well as their overall health. However, certain foods may help boost the energy levels of those with Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Diabetes while improving their short and long-term quality of life and survival.

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Beyond its Omega 3 fatty acids which improve heart health, Salmon is a good source of protein, which can help improve your alertness and performance. According to Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz Show), "It's also been linked to an improvement in overall brain health." 

Crunchy vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and watercress help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin which may prevent Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients' energy levels from rapidly crashing. 

Dark berries including blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are also packed with essential nutrients which can help control the Blood Sugar levels of those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes and dips in energy.

Eggs have healthy levels of Choline which is required for brain function and energy production. They are also high in iron and protein to give Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetics sustainable energy throughout their day. 

Ginger tea is chock-full of antioxidants (natural substances that strengthen your ability to fight infection and disease) and nutrients that can give you an afternoon energy boost. 

Curries made with turmeric, cinnamon, cumin and other spices which are often used in traditional dishes in Asia and the Caribbean, have been noted by experts to boost energy levels with antioxidants, normalize blood sugar levels, and promote good circulation which reduces swelling. All of these things are great for Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients, right? 

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Although citrus and dark chocolate have been noted to offer energy improvements they may not be the best addition to your Renal or Diabetic diet. Also, energy drinks and shots have been found to be higher in potassium, sodium, and vitamin B than what is advised for intake in the Renal and Diabetic diets. Moreover, they have been linked to heart complications which is bad news for Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetics who are already at an elevated risk for heart issues. 

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