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List of Foods Low in Phosphorus

| By Kevin Rail
List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Foods low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Overview

Phosphorus is a mineral that is very important to the body. It is used for carbohydrate and fat utilization. It helps synthesize protein and, most importantly, helps form teeth and bones. People who are suffering from kidney disease need to watch their intake of phosphorus because weak kidneys cannot process high amounts of it and remove it from the blood. Eating foods that are low in phosphorus is one of the treatment options.

Dairy

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Soy milk and un-enriched rice milk are also low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images

Regular dairy products are high in calcium, protein, fat and phosphorus. But there are some exceptions: butter, cream cheese, sour cream and margarine are low-phosphorus foods. Alternatives to cow's milk, soy milk and un-enriched rice milk are also low in phosphorus.

Desserts

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Frozen desserts like sorbet, are low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Liv Friis-Larsen/iStock/Getty Images

Frozen desserts like sorbet, sherbet and ice pops are low in protein and they are also low in phosphorus. White flour desserts are also low in phosphorus. Examples include shortbread cookies, angel food cake, lemon cake, yellow cake, sugar cookies and vanilla wafers.

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Breads

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
White flour grains low in phosphorus. Photo Credit c8501089/iStock/Getty Images

Whole grain breads are high in fiber and low in fat, but they are high in phosphorus. White rice, regular pasta, couscous, crackers, bread, rolls, bagels, cereal, croissants and muffins are white flour grains low in phosphorus. Cream of wheat, cream of rice and grits are also low in phosphorus.

Sweets

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Jam, honey and jelly are types of spreads that are low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Valentyn Volkov/iStock/Getty Images

Jam, honey and jelly are types of spreads that are high in sugar and low in phosphorus. Gelatin, hard candy, jellybeans and gumdrops are all other types of sweets that contain little phosphorus.

Beverages

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Homemade iced tea is low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Tom Schmucker/iStock/Getty Images

Soft drinks are high in sugar and calories but low in fat. When it comes to phosphorus content, cola beverages are high and lemon-lime, strawberry, root beer, ginger ale, grape and cream soda flavors are low. Cranberry juice, homemade lemonade, homemade iced tea and hot apple cider are also low in phosphorus.

Fruits

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Grapes are low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images

Fruits are high in natural sugar, fiber and carbs. Some fruits are low in phosphorus: fruit cocktail, canned peaches, canned pears, plums, pineapples, berries, apples and grapes.

Vegetables

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Cucumbers are low in phosphorus. Photo Credit Vladimir Nenov/iStock/Getty Images

Vegetables are high in fiber, water content, vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers, peppers, all forms of lettuce, spinach, asparagus, cabbage, green beans, eggplant, cauliflower, carrots, radishes, onions and tomatoes are low in phosphorus.

Proteins

List of Foods Low in Phosphorus
Meats and fish of all types are low in phosphorus. Photo Credit AntiGerasim/iStock/Getty Images

Meats (pork, beef, lamb, chicken and turkey) are high in protein, iron and with the exception of organ meat, low in phosphorus. Fish is also low in phosphorus.

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I am very genuine and magnetic on camera, and have made numerous videos on my own for clients and other organizations that I'm affiliated with. I also have a degree in Sport Management, and multiple certifications to back up my validity. I've also been featured in three different exercise infomercials and had a speaking role in a National Lampoons movie.
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