Phosphorus and Kidney Disease
Phosphorus is a BIG deal for anyone with kidney disease. Before blood serum levels become elevated in later stages of kidney disease, experts believe that phosphates in the food supply are impacting bone health and calcification processes. The pictures below have been submitted by renal dietitians across the United States and Canada. These show both foods with phosphate additives and substitutes.
One of the easiest things to do to make the renal diet more livable, and lovable, is just make a substitute. Often people don’t have to give up what they love, they just need to find a similar product.
Important Note: Products are constantly being updated. Always read the ingredients on products prior to consuming to double-check for phosphate additives.
Good News! This is a living database! That means new pictures of foods with and without phosphate additives will be added as frequently as they can!
Thank you to all the amazing renal dietitians that contribute to this database! Also, BIG thanks to Alexa Faris, Texas A&M University nutrition student for helping compile this database and create the graphics.