Intended audience: adult dialysis (hemodialysis & peritoneal)
Not All Phosphorus is Created Equal
- •This type of phosphorus is naturally present in food.
- •Organic phosphorus is found in both animal and plant foods.
- •When you eat organic phosphorus, only 40%-60% of the phosphorus is absorbed.
- •Taking binders will help you absorb even less of the phosphorus in these foods.
- •This type of phosphorus is not found on the food label.
Inorganic Phosphorus (Hidden or Added Phosphorus)
- •This type of phosphorus is added to foods during processing for a specific purpose such as improving color, flavor, or stability.
- •Common foods that have inorganic phosphorus are many processed, convenience, and fast foods.
- •More than 90% of inorganic phosphorus may be absorbed after eating.
- •Binders can help decrease the amount of phosphorus absorbed.
- •This type of phosphorus is listed on food labels, under the ingredients section.
Take Your Phosphorus Control to the Next Level
Step 1: Take Your Binders
Step 2: Focus on Food Groups
Step 3: Read Food Labels
Step 4: Be An Active Member of Your Health Care Team
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