Should phosphorus and potassium content be included in food labeling?


As we become aware of the nutritional importance of food, the way of labeling products is also advancing. In fact, we have witnessed changes of this type in recent times, but should phosphorus and potassium content be included in food labeling?

According to the regulation, the food label as of next December must clearly specify the salt content, sugars and saturated fats; But until the moment of the rest of the data there is no sign of obligation. To what extent is this important?

Should phosphorus and potassium content be included in food labelingWho is affected by this lack of data

For the large part of the population, the data that will be exposed in the labeling of food are more than enough, but the truth is that there is a sector, more minority, for whom this analysis still contains too many shortcomings . We talk about people with kidney problems.

“Even in the general population, more and more phosphorus is being talked about as the new cholesterol” – Paula Mungia, MS University Hospital

People with kidney problems have a lower ability to eliminate these types of compounds, which can significantly increase their coronary risk, being involved in cardiovascular calcification.

And this is specifically asked in the XLVI National Congress of the Society of Nephrology (SEN) recently held in Oviedo, through the University Hospital Miguel Servet of Zaragoza, who stress that the amounts of phosphorus present in such everyday foods Like a slice of cheese or muffins, pose an unspecified risk for people with kidney problems.

A measure that can be of great help, especially for people suffering from this type of ailments. For the rest, in addition, it is always additional information, so welcome it.

So far, we’ve collaborated with a little help with this list of some of the richest phosphorus foods, please take a look!

Written by suNCh8

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