If your phosphorus level is higher than 5.5 mg/dL, some detective work is needed to uncover the cause. Itâs likely that youâre eating high-phosphorus foods regularly. To know what is high in phosphorus, letâs clue you in on the likely offenders: Milk, ice cream, yogurt, or pudding
Cheese or peanut butter
Cheese-flavored crackers or snack foods
Liver, organ meats, hot dogs, sausage, or âenhanced meatsâ
Canned salmon (with bones) or sardines
Nuts or seeds (including almonds, pecans, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
Dried beans and peas or baked beans (including canned beans and peas)
Quick breads, biscuits, cornbread, pancakes Pizza, lasagna, tacos, corn tortillas, or âfast foodsâ
Chocolate, caramels, or candies containing chocolate, nuts, or peanut butter
Colas, some canned and bottled teas and lemonades, beer, cocoa
Latte and cappuccino
Foods or drinks with hidden sources of phosphorus. Ask your dietitian for a list. It is important to restrict your phosphorus. Phosphorus can be found in milk, dairy products, cola beverages, meats, whole grains, chocolate, legumes, nuts and seeds. People with high phosphorus level should limit or avoid these foods in diet.
Use low-phosphorous vegetables, such as potato, squash, cabbage, beets, carrots, cucumbers, tomato, onions and lettuce. Avoid vegetables that contain higher levels of phosphorus, such as peas, beans, lentils, corn, sweet potato, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli and spinach.
Drink water, ginger ale, lime soda and root beer instead of cola drinks.
A high level of phosphate in the blood is usually caused by a kidney problem. ... Calcium and phosphate in the body react in opposite ways: as blood calcium levels rise, phosphate levels fall. A hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates the levels of calcium and phosphorus in your blood.
Extra phosphate is filtered by the kidneys and passes out of the body in the urine. A high level of phosphate in the blood is usually caused by a kidney problem. ... A hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates the levels of calcium and phosphorus in your blood.
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