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Please note this info is primarily for people with late stage kidney disease or those using dialysis.
What is Phosphorus?
A high level of phosphorus in the blood may cause:
Where is phosphorus found in the diet?
It is found naturally in dairy products, nuts and seeds, fresh meats, whole grains, beans and lentils.
Phosphorus can also be added to foods in the form of “phosphate additives”. Manufacturers are not required to list the amount of phosphorus in their products or to list it on the nutrition facts table. However, it is required to be listed in the ingredient list.
Read the ingredient list to check if phosphate additives have been added to foods and avoid eating these foods when possible. Look for ingredients containing “phos” as part of a word (e.g. phosphoric acid). These additives are absorbed more easily than naturally occurring phosphorus.
Examples of foods/drinks that commonly contain added phosphorus:
If your phosphorus is high, your renal dietitian will help you to lower your phosphorus intake.
Tips to decrease phosphorus:
Eat a diet lower in phosphorus, using some of the tips below
Talk to your Renal Dietitian for more information!
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