Phosphorus Additives in My Beverages?

Phosphorus Additives in My Beverages?

Kidney Disease, Phosphorous
Phosphorus Additives in My Beverages? Stephanie Legin RD, LDNRegistered Dietitian In, “Get the Facts on Phosphorus Additives”, the negative impact on health of too much inorganic phosphorus in the diet was discussed.  If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are numerous health risks associated with too much phosphorus consumption and prolonged elevated phosphorus levels.   Phosphorus is a mineral you don’t often hear about.  You may hear people discussing potassium, sodium, and calcium and a variety of other vitamins and minerals.  As more and more research is being done to learn more about phosphorus’ effects on health—for people who have normally functioning kidneys and for those who do not—we will be hearing more and more about this elusive element.   How Much Phosphorus Do You Need? If you have normally functioning…
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Easy Summer Fruit Dip

Easy Summer Fruit Dip

recipes, Renal Diet
Want to add a little pizzazz to your summer fruit platter this year?   Try this kidney friendly, fluffy dip that everyone will be sure to love.   It’s as easy as 1…2! Easy Summer Fruit Dip Ingredients 1 (7oz) jar marshmallow cream1 (8oz) package low fat cream cheese Suggestion Mix it up and make different flavors of this tasty dip by whipping in ½ cup frozen raspberries or strawberries! Preparation Blend marshmallow cream and cream cheese together thoroughly, using an electric mixer.  Serve with kidney friendly fruits for dipping like grapes, pineapple, apples, and strawberries. Makes 15 servings. Nutrition Information (per 2 Tbsp. serving): 90 kcal, 55mg sodium, 19mg potassium, 17mg phosphorus Recipe used with permission from ARA   
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Watermelon Summer Cooler

Watermelon Summer Cooler

recipes
Beat the heat this summer with this cold, refreshing drink!    Watermelon is lower in potassium than other melons like cantaloupe and honeydew, which makes it a better fruit choice for anyone with kidney disease.   Watermelon is also packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene making this tasty drink a healthy choice for anyone this summer! Watermelon Summer Cooler Ingredients 1 cup crushed ice 1 cup seedless watermelon cubes 2 tsp. lime juice  1 Tbsp. sugar (or sugar substitute) Preparation Place all ingredient in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.  Pour, serve and enjoy! Makes 2 servings. Nutrition Information (per serving): 52 kcal, 1mg sodium, 96mg potassium, 9mg phosphorus Recipe used with permission from ARA  
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CKD Tips for Enjoying Summertime Food

CKD Tips for Enjoying Summertime Food

Renal Diet
Marika Wamback, BSc. R.D., Registered Dietitian Summer is here and barbeque season has begun!  Camping, trips to the cottage, barbeques, bonfires, and other fun events can be exciting and can be stressful at the same time if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Worrying about what to eat and how much to eat can take the fun out of enjoying food at a summer event. Planning ahead and coordinating event menus with friends and family may be helpful.   Here are some simple tips, tricks and swaps to help you enjoy all kinds of wonderful summer food. Hamburgers: Hamburgers are the epitome of bbq season and they’re so easy to make and prepare.  Make your own burgers using lean ground beef, herbs, and spices. This ensures you’re getting a good quality…
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