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TONKA14
Posts: 4,947
11/12/12 11:07 A

Ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian to provide help with meal planning for your husbands diet prescription. You will find some extensive lists that can help until then here -- www.nephinc.com/food-lists.asp#Potassiuma>

Coach Tanya



ANARIE
Posts: 12,342
11/11/12 4:59 P

His doctor should have set him up with a source of information. Call back and get a referral to a registered or licensed dietitian. If he has kidney issues, the doctor really should have done that as a matter of course, so think hard about whether this doctor is knowledgeable enough to treat him. It might be time for a specialist (and it's likely that the doctor will agree and be happy to give you the referrals.)



JLYN1A
Posts: 2
11/11/12 3:49 P

Thank you for your help, some if this I knew, but what really annoys me is the lack of potassium information on labels like we find with sodium. Your information helps.



SUNSHINE6442
Posts: 1,753
11/11/12 7:55 A

Almost all fods have potassium and portion size is highly recommended or a low potassium food can turn into a high potassium food just by eating too much.

Low potassium foods are cherries, blueberries, blackberries strawberries, raspberries, apples, tangerines, pears, peaches, plums, waterchestnuts, radisehs, peppers, parsley, onions, Romaine lettuce, kale,cucumber, celery, fresh musrooms, celery, green and red Cabbage, califlower, onions Add these to salads...

Zucchini and eggplant too....Make eggplant burgers

Carrots, cooked...Green or waxed beans are low potassium also.

Asparagus but just 6 spears cooked ...more... then it becomes a higher potassium food.

His doctor should refer him to a Registered Dietician...I assume he has kidney disease and their are dietician who specialize in kidney related diseases.....for now no tomatoe juice or tomatoes no bananas...actually he best to stick with berries.....no CANNED Mushrooms only fresh, no sweet potatoes or white potatoes either...Do not drink or use the liquid from canned fruits and vegetables. A dietician can also help you learn about how to leach foods so he can include other things in his diet.

Call the doctor and get a referal to A registered Dietician who specializes in kidney disorders.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 11/11/2012 (08:01)


NAUSIKAA
Posts: 4,848
11/11/12 3:31 A

Vegetables are the best sources of potassium so I guess he'll have to avoid those. Did his doctor give him a daily limit? The usual daily recommended amount is somewhere between 3500 and 4700mg, right? A large tomato has 404mg. A large potato has 616mg. A large sweetpotato has 621mg. A large banana has 602mg.

Some foods that have the highest proportion of potassium to their weight are:

molasses
white beans, kidney beans, lima beans, black beans, fava beans, etc.
potato chips
sundried tomatoes, tomato paste
bran (wheat or rice), All-Bran; wheat germ
dried fruit (raisins, apricots, prunes, currants, figs, etc)
black eyed peas, lentils, chickpeas, other types of peas
pistachios, chestnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, other nuts and seeds
beet greens, watercress, Chinese cabbage, Swiss chard, spinach
yam
almond butter, peanut butter
quinoa



JLYN1A
Posts: 2
11/10/12 10:48 P

My husband has to severly limit both soduim and potassium, not a big problem with the soduim, but potassuim is rarely if ever found on labels. I need help with that and any recipes, we are living on chicken and salad, and some couscous or rice. HELP?



 
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