Question: Is Dark Chocolate Bad For Kidneys?

Candy not recommended on a kidney diet

Chocolate and nuts contain high amounts of phosphorus and potassium.

Your dietitian can help you see which candy is acceptable and which is not.

Here are examples of candy types that are not recommended for people with kidney disease or on dialysis.

Does dark chocolate have phosphorus?

308 mg (per 100 g)

per 100 g

Is chocolate good for your kidneys?

Cocoa flavanols have been shown to have beneficial effects on blood vessel function in individuals with normal kidney function. This is equivalent to 2.5 g of high-flavanol cocoa powder or 10 g of high-flavanol dark chocolate.

What foods are bad for the kidneys?

Here are 17 foods that you should likely avoid on a renal diet.

  • Dark-Colored Colas. In addition to the calories and sugar that colas provide, they also contain additives that contain phosphorus, especially dark-colored colas.
  • Avocados.
  • Canned Foods.
  • Whole-Wheat Bread.
  • Brown Rice.
  • Bananas.
  • Dairy.
  • Oranges and Orange Juice.

What foods help repair kidneys?

A DaVita Dietitian’s Top 15 Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease

  1. Red bell peppers. 1/2 cup serving red bell pepper = 1 mg sodium, 88 mg potassium, 10 mg phosphorus.
  2. Cabbage. 1/2 cup serving green cabbage = 6 mg sodium, 60 mg potassium, 9 mg phosphorus.
  3. Cauliflower.
  4. Garlic.
  5. Onions.
  6. Apples.
  7. Cranberries.
  8. Blueberries.