These Popular Foods Are Very Bad For You If You Have Kidney Problems

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11Tomatoes

Tomatoes are present in almost all pizzas, salads and pasta. A single cup of tomato sauce can contain more than 900g of potassium. For those with kidney problems, tomatoes must be avoided. Instead of using tomatoes for sauces, red peppers can be used instead (and they taste much better).

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12Spinach and other greens

Greens like spinach, Swiss chard, and beet greens are popular leafy veggies. But if eaten raw, they can contain high amounts of potassium. These should be eaten in moderation. Those with kidney problems should avoid them altogether as even a small amount of cooked spinach will contain massive amounts of potassium.

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13Chips, crackers

Everyone loves to snack on inexpensive chips and crackers. But they can cause extreme damage to kidneys and to our health in general. They have almost 0 nutrition and very high amounts of salt. They should be eaten in very small amounts and rarely. Potato chips can be worse because it has high potassium as well as sodium from all the salt.

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14Whole-Wheat Bread

Whole-wheat bread is a more nutritious option than white flour bread. But because it has high fiber content, it is not recommended for people with kidney problems. Also, it contains whole grains and bran, which increase the potassium and phosphorus levels. It also has high amounts of sodium.

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15Dark cola drinks

Cola drinks are completely processed, high in sugar and calories and have no nutritional value. Phosphorus is added to prolong shelf life and prevent discoloration. Additive phosphorus isn’t the same as the ones found in plants and animals. These drinks are unhealthy in general and should be avoided by everyone.

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