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CALLMECARRIE
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1/7/13 5:50 P

Thank you for this question and for the link. I have also been noticing that I don't get near enough potassium.



TOMMYGUN81
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1/7/13 3:57 P

Great point, Becky! I never thought of that. I do see a few foods that don't have any potassium listed, especially the salads, etc.

And I love hummus, so I'll give that a try.



ONAQUEST2
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1/7/13 3:47 P

Hummus, made mainly from garbanzo beans, is a good source of potassium. You can try adding wheat bran and wheat germ too. Protein foods that are good sources are tuna, salmon and yogurt. Dried apricots and many trial mixes also are a good choice for a potassium rich snack.



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,427
1/7/13 3:43 P

Potassium is not a nutrient that is mandated to be listed on a food label. So entries that were entered by members (using the food label) will not contain this info. You are probably getting more potassium than your report shows. Are there foods that you know contain potssium but are showing a zero on your report?

To get an extensive listing of potassium in foods, click here:


ndb.nal.usda.gov/
On the left column, select NUTRIENT LISTS.
Select potassium by amount.

Hope this helps.
Dietitian Becky



TOMMYGUN81
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1/7/13 3:34 P

I'm having a hard time getting my potassium levels to anywhere near what SP is recommending. They say that I should be consuming 4,500-6,000mg a day, but on average I'm only taking in about 1,000 at most.

And I do try and eat as many fruits and veggies per day.

Any advice on how to get more potassium? Are there any supplements that I could take?

Thanks.



 
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