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Will Turkey Increase or Lower High Creatinine Level

2014-02-25 11:10

Will Turkey Increase or Lower High Creatinine LevelTurkey is an impressive roast that usually appears in holidays like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. However, for people with high creatinine level, they are required to develop a strict diet plan. Will turkey increase or lower high creatinine level in blood?

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is one muscular metabolic waste product generated from creatine, while creatine works as an energy source for our muscles. Creatine is produced by some essential and non-essential amino acids that include arginine, glycine and methionine. Also, human can get certain part of creatine from their eating food.

Normally, nearly all of creatinine production can be discharged out of the body via kidneys. However, when a large part of kidney functioning tissues are damaged, more and more creatinine will build up in the blood, resulting in high creatinine level.

What can turkey do for high creatinine level?

It is reported that about half of human’s creatine supplement comes from their diet, especially animal meat. Among them, beef is one great source of creatine, and 1lb of beef contains about 5 g of creatine. Therefore, many people consume beef to improve their performance before resistance exercise. Compared with beef, turkey contains less creatine. On the downside, turkey is a great source of tryptophan that is an essential amino acid, improves patients’ sleep quality and reduces the burden on kidneys. From this point, even though turkey can’t help reduce creatinine level, it won’t do a lot to elevate creatinine level.

Does this mean people with high creatinine level can eat turkey without limitation?

The unfortunate answer is no. Besides a small part of creatine, turkey also contains rich sodium, some potassium and phosphorus. All of these minerals can cause dehydration, fluid retention, high phosphorus level, high potassium level easily, if high creatinine level is due to kidney problem. From this analysis, we can know whether people with high creatinine level can consume Turkey is determined by their kidney condition and overall health condition. To learn how much you can eat turkey one daily, you can get the answer by contacting us. Email to or leave your questions below. Both are available.

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