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Can Dialysis Patients Eat Popcorn

2013-12-27 21:51

Can Dialysis Patients Eat Popcorn, popcorn, dialysisWhen kidney disease patients are on dialysis, it is vital that they control the amount of protein, sodium, fluid, potassium, phosphorus and calories that they eat or drink. However, can dialysis patients eat popcorn? Follow us to find the answer.

Popcorn is a whole-grain food, a good source of fiber, is essentially a healthy food. So dialysis patients can eat popcorn. But there still has some knowledge about eating popcorn kidney disease patients on dialysis should know.

Do not add a lot of salt or butter. Eating too much popcorn with added salt is likely adding too much sodium to your diet. The extra salt can lead to fluid retention and increased blood pressure, which can, in turn, worsen the condition. Some large size popcorn servings contained 1,500mg of sodium, which is the recommended total daily allowance of sodium for some people. Popcorn with additional buttery sauce, is likely to increase the levels of cholesterol in the blood, which poses a greater risk of clogging the arteries with cholesterol and of developing atherosclerosis or other heart disease.

So dialysis patients should avoid adding generous amounts of butter, sugar or salt, also they should not eat too much popcorn. If you still have some questions or want to know more suggestions on diet for dialysis patients, you can leave us a message below or email to, we will surely reply you within 48 hours.

By the way, if you are also suffering from some problems caused by dialysis treatment and seeking for some home remedies, you can also contact us. We are here to help.

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