It's time to revisit an old favorite from last year! With Halloween right around hter corner, candy is going on sale and will be given in abundance in the coming weeks. Empower yourself with what candies are and are not renal friendly so you can make wise choices.
While it may be small, candy can have a large impact on the renal diet. Halloween candy can contain phosphorus and potassium which play an integral role in your kidney function. Additionally, if you have diabetes, it is important to consult with your endocrinologist, dietician, and/or primary care physician to determine what is best for your personal health goals. Below are some general tips and guidelines as well as which candies are tricks and which candies are treats.
Guidelines to Halloween Candy:
Candy can contain higher levels of phosphorus and potassium due to being made with solid chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, coconut, peanut butter, and caramel.
Penny Miclat, RN, Director of Nursing, DialySuites Bartram Park
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