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SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,026)
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9/24/13 8:03 A

Thanks for all the information and suggestions everybody! I never even thought of having my doctor check my potassium levels, but that definitely sounds like a good idea, and I will do so. I'm also going to eat more squash and sweet potatoes. I love them anyhow! I thought tomatoes were high in potassium, but I guess I was wrong. Oh well, they have other benefits, so I'll keep eating them too, because they are just plain yummy! :)

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
9/24/13 7:48 A

get a test on your potassium levels before you start messing with your electrolytes. You can cause problems with your heart.

If your test says you are low, then just Google " high potassium foods ".

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (137,907)
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9/23/13 8:02 P

Boiled veges will leach potassium so if you are worried, try baking (oil free) , steaming, eating them raw, and eating them with their skin on.

Here is a link to WebMD:
www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/potass
ium-sources-and-benefits?page=2


As far as taking Potassium supplements are concerned, this can be very dangerous - too much can have very serious consequences, and supplements like this should only be taken if directed by your Dr based on blood results showing you are lacking. The same applies to most other supplements - many interact with medication, or certain health conditions may mean that a supplement isn't appropriate.

Kris

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9/23/13 6:22 P

Baked potatoes get such a bad rap ... but they really are good for you!! I'm happy to see them on the list of foods containing more potassium than bananas (although I do love my bananas)!

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9/23/13 9:36 A

Don't take supplements based on your nutrition reports here; if you're concerned that you may be short, head to the doctor, and be sure. Because often times entries don't contain all that information, you're probably getting a lot more than you have listed. Especially if you already eat lots of bananas and tomatoes. One banana has almost 500! You definitely don't want too much potassium in your diet.

Here's a quick list of high-potassium food:

shine.yahoo.com/work-money/10-common-foods
-with-more-potassium-than-bananas-5547
15.html


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9/23/13 8:04 A

Every day when I run my nutrition feedback report I am low on potassium by at least a couple thousand milligrams. I know not all of the food in the tracker has the potassium content listed, as most processed foods don't, but I am sure I am still under in any case. I take supplements, but they only contain 100 mg which is next to nothing. Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can up my potassium intake? Thanks! Oh, and I do already eat lots of bananas and tomatoes...

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