Cauliflower is a common vegetable with many nutritive values. It contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes. Since Diabetic Nephropathy patients have many restriction on diet, can they eat cauliflower? In the following , there lists some benefits of cauliflower:
1. Improve immunity
Cauliflower contains rich vitamin C. 100g cauliflower contains 48.2 mg or 80% of daily recommended value. Vitamin C has the function of improve immunity. As long as your immunity improve, you obtain the power to fight with Diabetic Nephropathy.
Cauliflower contains glucosinolates, which help to increase the liver’s ability to neutralize potentially toxic substances. The presence of enzymes like glutathione transferase, glucuronosyl transferase and quinone reductase also help in the detoxifying process. As we all know, the Diabetic Nephropathy patients’ kidneys can not work properly to remove the toxins out of the body. Too many toxins will cause further damage to kidneys. When the liver’s ability of detoxification improves, it will reduce burden on kidneys.
Cauliflower contains vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids A cup of boiled cauliflower contains about 11 micrograms of vitamin K and 0.21 g omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent chronic inflammation. The reason why people get kidney disease is because that there are inflammatory factors in kidneys. If these inflammatory factors disappear, you will not have to suffer from Diabetic Nephropathy.
4. Control blood pressure
Cauliflower contain abundant potassium. 100g cauliflower contains 299 mg or 6% of daily recommended value. It is an important intracellular electrolyte helps counter the high blood pressure effects of sodium. High blood pressure is not only a complication of Diabetic Nephropathy, but also is risk to the kidney disease.
5. Lower cholesterol
Cauliflower is a rich source of fiber, 100g cauliflower contains 2 g or 5% of daily recommended value. It helps in lowering cholesterol.
6. Other benefits
Cauliflower is also helpful for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular, cancer, digestive system and so on.
Though cauliflower has so many benefits, you should not eat cauliflower in large amounts, especially when you are in the end stage of Diabetic Nephropathy. Consuming too many cauliflowers means intake of many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, which will increase the burden of kidneys and cause further damage. Obviously it’s advised to consult your physician when in doubt or with additional questions.