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Please suggest what foods are good to eat that are rich in potassium?

Please suggest what foods are good to eat that are rich in potassium?

All foods except..: All foods that fresh, from meat, poultry, fish, and all vegetables are high in potassium. Cheese is higher in potassium, but has sodium in higher concentrations. All processed foods , for the most part, are much higher in sodium and have less potassium than their natural counteparts! a general rule: fresh; frozen; canned. Higher to lower. And processed: too much sodium! ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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What are some good foods that are high in potassium (greater than 200 milligrams per portion)?

What are some good foods that are high in potassium (greater than 200 milligrams per portion)?

Potassium foods: High potassium foods include citrus, banana, melons, peaches, tomato, potato, pomegranate, meats, and apricots. See AAKP.com, Nutrition Counter. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are low on potassium what's good to eat everyday to have adequate potassium levels?

I'm just wondering, if you are low on potassium what's good to eat everyday to have adequate potassium levels?

Low potassium: If you have a low potassium (LP) chronically, you need to find its cause. People off medication, like diuretics and with normal renal function should not have lp. See a nephrologist to see if your kidneys are losing potassium or your have a low magnesium level. Finding the cause of your LP and treating it are better than just taking excess potassium. ...Read more

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Are there any good substitutes for potassium in bananas?

Are there any good substitutes for potassium in bananas?

Potassium sources: Other foods contain adequate amounts of potassium (k) besides bananas. They include all citrus fruits, tomatos and potatos, among others. Be sure you know what your kidney function is, as patients with chronic kidney disease may get a k load they cannot handle if they eat unlimited amounts of food high in k. See a doctor or nutiritionist for more information. ...Read more

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Is vitimin e good to lower potassium?

Vit E and postassium: Vitamin e does nothing to promote the elimination from the body. ...Read more

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What can I eat or drink that will provide me with a good source potassium?

Vegetables: Potatoes tomatoes bananas (1 meq/inch) not as much as you think oranges, lemons white beans brocoli red meats salmon milk yogurt nuts. ...Read more

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How many mg. Of potassium do I need daily from my diet to maintain good health?

How many mg. Of potassium do I need daily from my diet to maintain good health?

About 3600-4700 mg: While 4700 mg/day is recommended, the average man in the US gets 3200mg and woman 2400mg, so some believe 4700 is over-ambitious. Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, avocado and fruit are among the best sources. See http://tinyurl.com/k3jfd5rand http://tinyurl.com/yp35vj for more on sources and http://tinyurl.com/l6fcw3d for a discussion of whether the officially recommended 4700 is too high. ...Read more

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If someone was loosing potassium due to a health problem like kidneys etc, would you expect it to be low even with a good diet?

If someone was loosing potassium due to a health problem like kidneys etc, would you expect it to be low even with a good diet?

Possible: The potassium (K) in the body is the balance between what you take in your diet and what you lose either in the urine (due to medications like diuretics or due to some kidney diseases that cause K wasting) or due to loss in stool such as diarrhea.And in most of those conditions we prescribe K supplements and high K diet.High K diet includes dairies, bananas,oranges,nuts,tomato,potato to name a few ...Read more

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What are non-sweat fruits or vegetables that provide a good source of potassium?

Potassium sources: Foods that contain potassium are quite common. Among them are white beans, dark leafy vegetables such as spinach. Other food are baked potatoes with skin, mushrooms, nuts, chocolate and salmon. ...Read more

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