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If I'm starting on hemodialysis, what dairy foods are low in phosphorus?

If you're starting on hemodialysis, dairy foods that are low in phosphorus include:
  • Butter and tub margarine
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Brie cheese
  • Non-dairy whipped topping
  • Sherbet
Note, however, that if you have or are at risk for heart disease, some of the high-fat foods listed above may not be good choices for you.

Certain brands of non-dairy milk (such as rice milk) and cream are low in phosphorus and potassium. Ask your dietitian for details.

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