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Walnut is a kind of healthy food which has many medicine properties. As we all know, FSGS patients have many dietary taboos. Thereby, is it good for them?
Now, let’s have a look something about FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis). Patients who suffer this disease have many symptoms with decline of kidney function, such as nephrotic syndrome, high blood pressure, proteinuria, infections and so on. In order to control these symptoms, patients are required to have a low-protein and low-sodium diet, while foods with high-quality protein are suggested to you. Besides, they should limit intake of fat and cholesterol. Of course, the dietary should be changed with changes of your illness condition. You can contact our dietitian online for an individualized diet plan.
Then, according to the diet principles for patients, we will tell you what can FSGS patients get benefits from eating walnuts.
They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids.
Walnuts are rich in unsaturated fats (omega-3 fatty acids) which are healthy fats that can promote the health of heart and also reduce inflammation. Also, omega-3 fatty acid in nuts has the function of hemodilution, which can promote the bloodstream.
Lower bad cholesterol
This kind of nut is recommended for reducing LDL, or bad cholesterol, because it contains a large amount of fibers. Besides, it can prevent formation of plaque or clot and hardening of arteries, thus controlling high blood pressure.
Improve the blood circulatory system
It helps to maintain normal function of arteries, because it can positively decrease the inflammation and reduce the level of substances that block the arteries. And it aids in enhancing the circulation of blood throughout the body, which will carry away many wastes in the blood and relieve the inflammation of kidneys.
They are full of vitamins and high-quality protein. These vitamins can provide energy to patients and enhance their immunity.
---Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
All in all, FSGS patients can get many benefits from eating walnuts in a right amount. If you want to know more information about kidney disease diet, please contact our online dietitian and we will reply as soon as possible.