At this time it is not required by law that potassium and phosphorus be listed on nutrition labels. HHS’ Food and Drug Administration has been give the authority and responsibility to oversee labeling on packaged foods.
The National Kidney Disease Education Program has a brochure called “Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease – Food Label Reading (Fact Sheet)”. Link below:
It is difficult to answer this question without more information regarding the specific product. In general, if a product contains chocolate or cocoa it is considered high in potassium and phosphorus.
At this time it is not required by law that potassium and phosphorus be listed on nutrition labels. The USDA has a Nutrient Database listing over 8,000 foods and their nutrient composition, including potassium and phosphorus. Click on the link below to access the database:
Click on the following link for a list of cookbooks for kidney patients: http://www.kidney.org/professionals/crn/cookbooks.cfm
You may also wish to visit Kidney Kitchen for a variety of delicious recipes: https://www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitchen/recipes.cfm
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Speak to your health care provider. He or she should be able to answer questions relating to your medications. Or you can Ask the Doctor.
Most dairy products are high in phosphorus and potassium. Some milk alternatives are soy milk, rice milk, almond milk and other non-dairy creamers. It is important to discuss these options with your Renal Dietitian because they may be high in potassium and phosphorus or may be calcium fortified.
An article reviewing milk alternatives was published in the March 2010 Journal of Renal Nutrition. It includes a list of of milk alternatives and their nutritional content. Click on the link below to learn more. Keep in mind product formulas may change over time so it is important to review your options with your Renal Dietitian and discuss what is best for your specific needs. http://www.jrnjournal.org/article/S1051-2276(10)00012-9/fulltext
Coconut water contains significant levels of potassium and sodium, as well as other minerals. You should speak to your health care provider to determine how much potassium you should consume on a daily basis. This will depend on your weight, medications you are taking, how well your kidneys are functioning and your health history. If you have a potassium restriction you should avoid coconuts and coconut water. If you do choose coconut water, go for the 100% natural unflavored version. Flavored coconut water can contain many extra calories from added sugar.