Foods To Avoid For Optimal Kidney Health

Too Much Dairy

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Dairy has long-since been a controversial foodstuff. Some nutritionists tout it as being healthy and rich in protein and nutrients, while others may claim it can be bad for human health. Regardless of where an individual stands on the issue, dairy products, such as milk, contain quite a bit of phosphorus and potassium. As noted above, potassium can be difficult for our kidneys to process, and so can phosphorus. Patients with kidney disease especially will not be able to process large quantities of potassium and phosphorus, nor will they be able to process the excess protein found in dairy. A build-up of any of these nutrients in the blood can cause problems in the body's organ systems. A better alternative to dairy may be rice or nut milk.

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