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« on: December 18, 2017, 09:39:53 PM »

Despite a low potassium & low phosphorus diet & taking phos binders aftee last bloodwork I have been advised to cut dairy out of my diet as much as possible...are there any tasty milk substitutes that are good on dry cereal? I'm not much of a breakfast person but I do like eating a bowl of cereal sometimes. Suggestions or your preferences?
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 09:51:02 PM »

Actually, Whole Milk has less potassium and phosphorus than the 2%, 1% or fat free.  Look into that and just put a 1/4 cup on.  I buy the 16oz bottles otherwise it goes bad.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 10:27:24 PM »

You can try Rice Dream Un-enriched rice milk without calcium phosphate. Comes in a carton usually where soy milk is sold and not necessarily in the refrigerated section. You only have to refrigerate it once it's been opened. I use it for a renal recipe to make creamy pasta prima vera and it tastes delicious.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 04:17:38 AM »

Careful which you choose, don't just go by taste. Most are either soya or nut based, so will be very high in potassium. Someone suggested rice milk, never seen that, but as rice is low in potassium I'm guessing (NB "guessing", I have not checked this up) this is your best option, however it tastes.

Actually, Whole Milk has less potassium and phosphorus than the 2%, 1% or fat free.

The problem is not potassium/phosphorus it is the calcium. (The reason too much phosphorus will kill you is that it combines with calcium to produce clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, so need to keep both low - however be careful, too low is also harmful.).


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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 12:24:16 PM »

You do not need to skimp on higher potassium foods if you're on PD.  PD washes out the potassium very well--sometimes too well.  Animal dairy is loaded with phosphorus and doesn't have a good enough payload of protein to justify including it in your diet.  I would substitute with almond milk for your cereal.  Or heavy cream which is lower in both potassium and phosphorus than most dairy milks.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 06:52:07 AM »

For many years we have been buying Unsweetened Almond-Breeze-milk which is also a high source of Calcium, Vitamins D, E and B12 and it is also low in Saturated Fat. Needs to be shaken a bit before usage and, when it is half empty, the shaking of it produces lots of froth for my morning coffee which, with a little sugar, makes it almost into a wonderful tasting Cappuccino.
I never had any problems with it and my blood-results come-in respectably as well.
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