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potassium and magnesium
Monday, May 13, 2013
I'm having a lot of trouble getting potassium. And sometimes magnesium but not always.
Does anyone have any tips? I noticed some nutrition information doesn't even include potassium (I don't know if that means it's 0 or if it's just not required to be listed?) Anyways what are some good foods that have it in it? And can you take supplements for it? hmmm....
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As TRYINGTOLOSE62 said there are only certain nutrition facts required to be posted on the label.
"As of October 2010, the only micronutrients which are required to be included on all labels are vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron." (Wikipedia.org)
ss.com states the top 10 foods highest in Potassium is (in descending order): white beans, dark leafy greens, potatoes (with skin), dried apricots, acorn squash, plain skim/non-fat yogurt, fatty fish (salmon), avocados, white mushrooms, and bananas.
Healthaliciousness.com, top 10 for Magnesium: Bran, Dried Herbs, Gourd and melon seeds (squash, pumpkin, watermelon), cocoa powder (dark chocolate), Tahini (flax, sesame seeds, sesame butter), Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews (mixed nuts, pine nuts), molasses, and dry roasted soybeans (edamame).
1234 days ago
Comment edited on: 5/14/2013 2:58:55 AM
potassium like magnesium isn't required to be listed. potatoes are good for potassium... red potatoes are less starchy.
1235 days ago
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