Phosphorus is a mineral found in most foods, but it is especially high in milk, cheeses, bran products, lima and kidney beans, peas, yogurt, nuts, and even chocolate.
As kidney function decreases, the kidneys lose their ability to filter out the excess phosphorus that comes from the diet. Consequently, the phosphorus builds up in the blood and causes calcium to deposit in the blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. A high phosphorus level may also cause your bones to become weaker, increasing your risk for fracture and joint pain.
High Phosphorus Foods to Avoid:
Most fast foods, canned, and ready to eat foods have a high amount of phosphorus as an additive.
Low Phosphorus Foods to Try Instead:
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