Foods that are Good for Kidneys

Are there foods good for kidneys? The answer is, yes. There are foods that are better for your kidneys than others. Foods that are low in phosphorus, potassium, and salt are a great place to start when looking for foods good for kidneys.

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Foods lower in potassium: Foods lower in phosphorus:   Foods Higher in potassium: Foods higher in phosphorus:
Corn cereals Beans
Apples Egg Apricots Bran cereals
Bagels Fruits (fresh) Avocado Cheese
Berries Honey Bananas Chocolate
Cabbage Light-colored sodas (Phosphoric Acid) Beans Dark-colored sodas (Phosphoric Acid)
Cheese Pasta Bran Cereals English Muffin
Cucumbers Popcorn Brown Rice Fish
Eggs Rice Cantaloupe Flat Bread
Grapes Vegetables (fresh) Dairy Foods Ice cream
Grits Water Figs Lentils
Lemon White Bread Nuts Meat
Oatmeal Oranges Milk
Pasta Potato Chips Nuts
Peaches Potatoes Oatmeal
Pineapple Spinach Peanut Butter
Plums Sweet Potato Poultry
White Bread Tomatoes Seeds
White Rice Watermelon Soy Milk
Whole Wheat Bread Yogurt
Whole Wheat Pasta

Preparing Foods Good for Kidneys

Finding the right foods is important but how you prepare those foods that are good for kidneys is also key. While preparing food it is important to cut back on salt and proteins. The recommended dosage of sodium is 2300 milligrams each day.

 


Resources

http://nkdep.nih.gov/resources/eating-right-508.pdf

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm181577.htm

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