Are mushrooms good for kidneys?

Yes, mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease.

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Are mushrooms high in oxalates?

No, mushrooms are considered a low oxalate food (Source)

Are mushrooms high in potassium?

One half cup of raw mushrooms contains 153mg of potassium making them a low potassium vegetable. However, mushrooms shrink a lot when they are cooked. A half cup of cooked mushrooms contains 309mg of potassium. A serving of cooked mushrooms would be considered a high potassium vegetable.

If you have kidney disease, you should not restrict your intake of fruits and vegetables because of potassium content unless instructed by your kidney dietitian or healthcare provider. Many people who have kidney disease do not need to restrict their intake of potassium. There are many other factors that could cause you to have high potassium levels that are not related to the food you eat. You can learn more about potassium and kidney disease through our low cost course.

Are mushrooms high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of raw mushrooms contains about 41mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in mushrooms is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of mushrooms?

  • Mushrooms contain vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Mushrooms are also a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for gut health as well as helping the body maintain potassium levels.
  • Research shows that a low intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney failure in people with kidney disease (as well as those who don’t have kidney disease.

High and Low Potassium Fruit and Vegetable Tool

Looking for more information on other kidney friendly fruits and vegetables? Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Potassium Tool.

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