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Is Chocolate Bad For Kidney Function

Is Chocolate Bad For Kidney FunctionCan patients with CKD eat chocolate in daily life and is it bad for kidney function? A patient with CKD who loves chocolate consult us about this question several days ago. To solve his concern, we will make an detailed introduction for you.

To begin with, know contents of chocolate.

High phosphorus, caffeine and oxalate are rich in chocolate. However, for patients with CKD, due to kidney damage and decreased kidney function, deposition of phosphorus can occur very commonly. In addition, caffeine and oxalate do harm to patients with CKD. Thus, patients with CKD are not recommended to eat chocolate in daily life.

Now please see the specific:

1. High phosphorus

Chocolate has rich phosphorus, which can put more pressure on kidney, affecting kidney function further. What is worse, much phosphorus can make calcium in bones removed to maintain the balance of calcium and phosphorus in the blood, causing bone problems. So they should avoid high phosphorus food.

2. Oxalate

Rich oxalate is contained in chocolate, and oxalate is the element of formation of kidney stones, increase the risk of kidney stones.

3. Caffeine

As is known to us, much caffeine intake can do harm to our health. Because caffeine can lead to dehydration, elevation of creatinine level, what is worse, it can stimulate secretion of cyst fluids for patients with PKD, promoting growth of cyst.

Thus, though chocolate has some benefits to health like rich vitamin A, calories and doing good to heart, patients with CKD should avoid chocolate. Because disadvantages of chocolate overweigh advantages.

Food which contains vitamins can do much good to patients with CKD, especially fruits and vegetable, so they are highly recommended to eat more fruit and vegetables in daily life, which can help prevent inflammation in kidney and enhance immunity. If you want to know more information about kidney disease diet, just freely contact us or email us to

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