Phosphorus Foods Photo

Phosphorus Foods Photo

I use this photograph to illustrate phosphorus in pH balance diet.

Phosphorus is a component of Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL). You can find information about all aspects of PRAL in my pH balance diet scoring system notes. The most important aspect of phosphorus, is it is very hard to get too little. It is contained in most foods, therefore phosphorus deficiency is rare. Food charts for other components of PRAL are useful to help balance your diet if it is deficient. Since this is unlikely here, I have not included a foods high in phosphorus list in my phosphorus for pH balance diet notes.

The other benefit of my food charts is to help people avoid excess nutrients that might be harming them. For phosphorus, this can be true for kidney patients. They normally need a restricted-potassium diet. Unfortunately, the USDA database that I use for most food lists only shows total phosphorus content. In many foods, it is not digestible by humans, so a list of high phosphorus foods has little real value.

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