Does acne cause sunflower seeds?
A recent observational study on acne reported for a statistically significant relationship between the severity of acne and nutritional factors such as consumption of chocolate and dairy products, for both of which I have videos. But this surprised me: sunflower seeds consumption?
When I think of sunflower seeds, just imagine a “good unprocessed source of nutrients”, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels as much as almonds, which is very good. However, there is a right and a wrong way to eat. If you sit and eat half a kilo of unbleached sunflower seeds, just eating them with a flake may end up being clogged with a huge amount of chewed sunflower flakes.
How could a doctor diagnose such a thing? By detecting a “crunchy mass in the colon,” of course. Sounds like a cereal served in hell. But rather, it happens when you have a checkup by groping for a huge, crispy rectal mass.
I have a picture for you, of course. This can lead to a sharp thorny mass, that’s why the so-called sunflower seed syndrome has been described as a prickly proctological problem, like people who consume healthy foods from time to time, unfortunately, they fall into the belief that “if something is useful, it is more useful.”
However, it is not about quantity; and about how people eat sunflower seeds: together with the flakes. This is why this syndrome is rare, unless the patients are children who do not know how to eat otherwise, or adults who have or have any disabilities or have no experience in eating sunflower seeds.
Most cases involve younger children, but here researchers describe a psychologically healthy 13-year-old child, emphasizing the importance of the role of parents in guiding their children about possible problems by ingesting too many unpeeled seeds.
One can overdo it even with peeled seeds, however, because of the very nature of sunflower. They are good at downloading naturally occurring heavy metal cadmium from the earth and therefore end up with higher levels of cadmium than most foods, even if they are grown in relatively uncontaminated soil, although people who consume large amounts of sunflower seeds does not appear to suffer from any side effects or end up with noticeably higher levels of cadmium.
Here, large quantities are determined to be greater than 30 g per week, which is equal to one handful or about 150 pips. The World Health Organization recommends not exceeding intake of cadmium more than 490 micrograms of food. Maybe if you eat one handful a day, you will be well below that level, but you can also get 36 per day from the rest of your food, so i think a handful a day is a reasonable safe cap. Yes, but will that get us acne? There is no way to know until we check.
Yes, but who will conduct a randomized controlled trial on sunflower seeds and acne? No one … until now. After all, eating sunflower seeds is a very enjoyable way to participate in a clinical trial. Fifty young people were divided into two groups with or without sunflower seeds for one week. In the control group, the severity of acne remained the same, but in the sunflower seeds group, people got worse.
This means about 3 additional buds in the sunflower seed group against only about one additional in the control group. It is concluded that sunflower seeds intake appears to aggravate acne; however, more evidence may be needed before banning sunflower seeds from patients with acne.
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