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Favorite Swaps: Apple Juice for Coconut Water

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Happy Thursday, Prenovaters. Coconut Water is all the rage this summer- both on internet search results and in the Prenovate Food-Grading Engine. This refreshing juice poured from whole coconuts is lauded for its low-sugar and high-vitamin content. However, the same high potassium levels that make coconut water a healthful part of a general diet also make it a potential no-no for the strict renal diet. 

If your doctors and dietitians have told you to limit your potassium intake, you might want to fall back on an old faithful: 
Apple Juice. Although apples don't have the exotic reputation that coconuts have in North America, your kidneys will thank you for their lower potassium and sodium levels.

Check out the nutrition facts and other simple substitutes on Prenovate's Food-Grading Engine.

Favorite Swaps: Fruit Bars for Fruity Ice Cream

Favorite Swaps: Fruit Bars for Fruity Ice Cream

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Hi Prenovaters, hope you're enjoying your summers. Whether you're working or enjoying a vacation, we'll bet you've found a favorite food or drink to help you cool off. In fact, you all have shifted our Food-Grading Engine search results to frozen treats over the last couple weeks. Recently, Strawberry Ice Cream topped the charts.

Despite what we've taught you about the high phosphorus content in dairy-based foods, this smooth treat is relatively low in phosphorus and potassium. Still, if you're committed to a strict low-phosphorus diet, you might want to try
Frozen Juice Bars instead. A 100% juice bar will not only give you lower phosphorus, but also lower saturated fat and likely sugar

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Favorite Swaps: Pineapple for Papaya

Favorite Swaps: Pineapple for Papaya

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Summer is finally here! And in the spirit of vacation, you Prenovaters seem to be favoriting lots of tropical fruits in the Food-Grading Engine. Your top favorite was the sweet, exotic papaya.

Papaya is low-sodium and is filled with nutrients, meeting 80% of your daily Vitamin C needs. But, its moderate level of potassium could interfere with a strict kidney diet. Instead, try a cup of raw Pineapple chunks. They'll offer you less potassium with a similar low-sodium/high-vitamin profile.

*Remember to eat fruit in moderation if you have diabetes. These sweet fruits with a high glycemic index might not be ideal for you. 



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Favorite Swaps: Raw Apricots for Dried Apricots

Favorite Swaps: Raw Apricots for Dried Apricots

Spring has sprung! We're all about enjoying the sun, flowers and fruit, and Prenovaters were especially fond of Dried Apricots this week. Dried fruit generally has a high sugar content and much higher potassium than the same serving size of raw fruit. Dried apricots are no exception, packing a whopping 2,205 mg of potassium in 1 cup. 

A single Raw Apricot, on the other hand, is lower in potassium and free sugars, which makes it a better choice for your kidney and diabetic diets. 

 


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