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What fruits should I limit or avoid if I am on hemodialysis?

All fruits have some potassium, but certain fruits have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided if you are on hemodialysis. Limiting potassium protects your heart.

Limit or avoid the following fruits:
  • Oranges and orange juice
  • Kiwis
  • Nectarines
  • Prunes and prune juice
  • Raisins and dried fruit
  • Bananas
  • Melons (cantaloupe and honeydew)
  • Star fruit (carambola) -- always avoid this fruit.

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