Foods To Avoid For Optimal Kidney Health

Sweet Potatoes

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Another potassium-rich food, sweet potatoes can be bad for an individual's kidneys for the same reason dairy and the aforementioned fruits may be bad for them. Healthy kidneys can handle diets rich in phosphorus, protein, and potassium, but kidney health can be better maintained if these nutrients are eaten in moderation. Since individuals with kidney disease are put on special diets to restrict their intake of these nutrients, eating less can help individuals avoid kidney disease altogether. Foods like sweet potatoes are very nutritious, as are many of the foods already discussed on this list; however, partially avoiding risks that could potentially lead to renal failure may be wise considering the long-term consequences.

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