Here are tips for picking the best cereal and milk combinations:
- Choose cereals under 150 mg sodium per serving
- Choose cereals under 100 mg potassium per serving
- Cereals sold in bags instead of boxes are often a better buy.
- Store brand cereals are usually less expensive than name brand cereals.
- Avoid cereals with the word phosphorus or "phos" in the ingredient list.
- Choose soy, almond, cashew, or rice milk for less phosphorus and less potassium than cow's milk.
- Avoid cow's milk substitutes that are "Enriched" or have the word phosphorus or "phos" in the ingredient list.
- For a change, try hot cereal like oatmeal, cream of wheat, cream of rice, or Malto-meal. Buy the original versions without added salt. Add brown sugar, blueberries, or a scattering of raisins. Southern favorites like corn meal mush and grits, with a dab of butter or honey, make great breakfast cereals too.
Cold cereals, lots of choices
Low Phosphorus Milk Substitutes- 8 oz serving
Cow Milk 2% for comparison
|230 mg||400 mg|
Silk Coconut Milk
|0 mg||45 mg|
|20 mg||180 mg|
Silk Soy Milk
|80 mg||380 mg|
|30 mg||30 mg|