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Are Pecans Good for FSGS Patients

Are Pecans Good for FSGS PatientsWhen your kidneys are healthy, you can enjoy the food you like, because kidneys can remove the metabolic waste from the blood. Pecans are packed with various nutrients, such as dietary fiber, vitamins, protein, fat and minerals. Are pecans good for FSGS patients?

Health benefits of pecans for FSGS patients

If your kidneys can still maintain the normal function of body, eating pecans moderately is very good for you health.

-Lower blood pressure

If you have high blood pressure, eating pecans regularly helps you control blood pressure, because pecans are good source of magnesium.

-Protect heart health

Besides blood pressure management, pecans helps to decrease bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol in the blood and inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids because of its monounsaturated fatty acids. Its high fiber content also helps lower cholesterol in the blood and reduces your risk of heart disease.

-Inhibit inflammation

Magnesium in pecans has anti-inflammatory benefits. Some researches show that magnesium can reduce the inflammatory indicators in the body such as CRP, TNF, and IL6 so as to protect your body from being damaged by inflammation.

-Promote bone health

Bone disease is a common complication of FSGS patients. And steroids increase your risk of bone disease as well. Magnesium and calcium are essential to strengthen the bones. Pecans consumption can satisfy this need.

In addition, pecan consumption helps build muscle, promote digestive health, reduce the risk of cancer, alleviate anemia, etc.

If you are in advanced stage of FSGS, you had better limit the intake of pecans.

100 g pecans contain 255.9 mg phosphorus. When your kidneys have been severely damaged, phosphorus can not be removed from the blood timely. High phosphorus in blood causes skin itch, bone disease and some other problems. Besides, pecans are protein-rich food. Too much pecan intake increases your workload of kidneys and worsens proteinuria.

Are pecans good for FSGS patients? It depends on your medical condition. Therefore, before you add it into your diet, you had better consult a dietitian.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.

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