Meat, in particular, is near the top of the list for foods with the most amount of phosphorus. In Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, High Phosphorus may lead to severe itching, Bone Disease and even Cardiovascular (Heart) Events which is the leading cause of death in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. A new cooking method of boiling the meat may help Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients lower phosphorus in their overall diets and improve their health outcomes.
What appears to be an aspect of the Renal (Kidney) Diet which is most ironic is that late stage Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients require increased protein intake due to the nutrients removed during Dialysis Treatments. Yet, the best source of protein, meat, is high in phosphorus. Scientific researchers have openly suggested that phosphorus is more easily absorbed by the body when taken in from meat products.
Now, the Journal of Renal Nutrition has found that boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker using water and then discarding the cooking liquid may provide a good way for Dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus levels while maintaining adequate protein intake. Why sliced meat? Well, researchers suggested that the muscle fibers in sliced meat were able to flex easily so phosphorus could slip out of the meat and into the liquid. That is why it is important for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to discard the cooking solution which contains high levels of leached phosphorus.
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Typically, naturally low phosphorus foods are also low in protein. These new findings about the benefits of boiled meat could solve a consistent dilemma for Chronic Kidney Disease patients by offering them means to prepare low phosphorus foods which have a healthy level of protein instead of only naturally low phosphorus foods, which tend to also be lower in protein.
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If you are not a fan of boiled meat, then consider pre-soaking your desired meat before cooking it. While it is not as effective as the boiled option, it has been found to lower phosphorus levels. For tasty boiled meat recipes, complete and submit the below form. Also, for the latest Breaking News and Information which teaches those with Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Diabetes, and Hypertension how to better manage their lives, visit KidneyBuzz.com every day.