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Popcorn is deeply loved by children and adults. Especially, when go to a theatre, we often buy a bag of popcorn. It is one of the most enjoyable things to eat while watching, but can FSGS patients eat popcorn?
Popcorn is made of corn which has many benefits. Generally speaking, patients with FSGS will benefit from eating it in a right amount.
It contains abundant vitamin B and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron, and zinc. And vitamin B can regulate proliferation and death of cells. And vitamin B is strongly connected with the metabolism of protein and fat. So it is beneficial for these patients.
It is rich in antioxidant called ferulic acid which has therapeutic effects in increasing renal blood flow and fighting against cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and so on.
It contains fiber and is the only snack that’s whole grain which is rich in complex carbohydrate and low in fat. Fiber can lower the potassium and sodium ratio in our blood, thus lowering high blood pressure. Besides, fiber can accelerate the movement of intestinal tract and speed up feces excretion. In this condition, the time that toxins and wastes stay in our intestinal tract is shortened, and the stimulation to our intestinal tract is reduced.
However, there is a lot of sugar and cream in processed popcorn. In this sense, FSGS patients with diabetes should avoid eating. Except that, it can cause extra kidney burdens if patients eat too much at one time due to its large amounts of protein.
Additionally, patients should have may have different illness conditions, so they need to make different changes about their diet. In this light, whether they can eat popcorn or not actually depends on his or her illness condition.
If you happen to be a FSGS patient and cannot help eating popcorn in your daily life, you can talk with our online doctors to make a wise decision.
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