Eating For The Health Of Your Kidneys

Limit Dairy Consumption For Your Kidney Health

Patients with kidney disease or a health condition affecting their kidneys should reduce and limit their consumption of dairy. The kidneys are responsible for keeping a balance between phosphorus and calcium, and eliminate surplus phosphorus from the blood when necessary. When kidneys cannot properly filter phosphorus, the patient’s body will begin to extract calcium from their bones to maintain balance, which is why they should limit their intake of dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and other foods containing high amounts of phosphorus. These other foods patients may want to limit in their diet include beans, chocolate, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.

With this in mind, continue reading to learn why you should also limit animal proteins in your diet.

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