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A 20-year-old male asked:

safe to eat foods with potassium (like sweet potatoes) while on 5 mgs of lisinopril?

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Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes.: You would have to eat a rather large amount to have any meaningful impact on your serum potassium levels.

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I find it hard to get enough omega-3 and vitamin-d as well as potassium just from food alone as recommended dosages is 2-3g; 1000iu and 4700 ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Food then supplement: Evidence currently suggests that eating healthy is best way to stay healthy. Attempts to isolate specific factors from food and sell said factors as supplements have not demonstrated much benefit. With that said, if you don't like or can't eat enough fish, dairy & fruits/veggies, i suppose you could/should take supplements. But i'd still recommend real food first. Btw, fda doesn't approve suppleme.

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