... lots of other drinks you wouldn't think of are also high in it ... certain teas
And also be aware it isn't just sodas that are loaded with Ph, lots of other drinks you wouldn't think of are also high in it (Gatorades, Hawaiian Punch, certain tea's)
These days you can find phosphorus in colas as well as non-cola sodas.Caramel coloring (dark color) has nothing to do with it.Look for phosphoric acid in the ingredients.I bought a bottle of tonic water the other day (clear, no color), and it turned out to have phosphoric acid.Phosphoric acid is becoming more widely used today to provide a tangy or sour taste in all sorts of bottled drinks (including some protein drinks), whereas in the past citric acid (more expensive) was used to produce that flavoring.
Stay away from darker sodas, but root beer is okay.
Well, and her I was about to say I've got past most soda's (soft drinks here in Oz) but recommend Tonic Water because of its Quinine content and consequent value in helping with cramp.These days I'm soda free, but love my fresh squeezed orange juce.
I have a question. I was told soda isn't good for a kidney patient because it will raise your phosphorus levels but this isn't true is it? What I mean is darker sodas contain phosphoric acid, but lighter sodas generally don't. My kidney doctor didn't tell me this. So is it safe to drink soda in moderation that doesn't contain phosphoric acid? I've also had issues with gout and it seems like I get worse flare-ups after drinking too much soda.
My brother is just 1 month new to dialysis, and he has yet to get any education about diet. Do the nurses or the dialysis clinic usually give you this info?
To be fair to dieticians, I think you need to be on dialysis and have some blood tests to see how your system is handling dialysis. The point being that what a dietician might recommend pre-dialysis and after dialysis commencement are two different things.