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Modify Recipes with the 25 Percent Rule

With the 25 percent rule, you can make almost any recipe kidney-friendly. It's easy: Simply reduce ingredients high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus to 25 percent or 1/4 of the amount in the original recipe. Try using the 25 percent rule with ingredients such as salt, tomato sauce, beans, nuts and chocolate.

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