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Phosphorus

What are good foods to eat that are low in phosphorus?

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    Low Phosphorus Fruits, (One Carbohydrate Serving (15 grams))

    Apples, plums, tangerines one small fruit (size of a tennis ball) strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, watermelon, pineapple, cherries (one half cup of fresh, frozen, or canned).
    *Choose fruits canned in their own juice instead of syrup. Apple juice, cranberry juice, grape juice one (half cup or 4 ounces), apricot halves, canned pears, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, applesauce (one half cup), grapefruit (one half of fruit).

    Low Phosphorus Starches (One Carbohydrate Serving (15 grams))

    White bread (one slice), bagel (one small or one half of large), sandwich bun (hotdog or hamburger) [one half of bun], unsalted crackers (4-6 crackers), unsweetened dry cereal (three-fourth cup), grits, Cream of Wheat, Malt-o-Meal (one half cup), noodles, pasta (one third cup), rice (one third cup), cornbread (made from scratch) [2 x 2 inch square], flour tortilla (6 inch or one half), flour tortilla 12 inch (one fourth).

    About phosphorus: phosphorus, a mineral found in bones is responsible for healthy, strong bones and teeth. It is the second most abundant mineral in the body next to calcium. Normal functioning kidneys can remove excess phosphorus from the blood. In some kidney disorders , the kidneys cannot remove phosphorus effectively. High phosphorus levels can cause calcium to be pulled from bones, making them weak. High phosphorus and calcium levels may also lead to risky calcium deposits in blood vessels, lungs, eyes, and heart.  People with these conditions are often told to limit dietary phosphorous.
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