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    IGNITEME101   34,057
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FOODS High in Potassium:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

http://www.algaecal.com/resear
ch/potassium-foods-list/



SO..... WHY IS POTATO A BAD THING? I need potassium every day to prevent leg cramps; but all over spark people it warns about white potatoes. ??



Foods with Potassium Serving Size Potassium (mg)
Apricots, dried 10 halves 407
Avocados, raw 1 ounce 180
Bananas, raw 1 cup 594
Beets, cooked 1 cup 519
Brussel sprouts, cooked 1 cup 504
Cantaloupe 1 cup 494
Dates, dry 5 dates 271
Figs, dry 2 figs 271
Kiwi fruit, raw 1 medium 252
Lima beans 1 cup 955
Melons, honeydew 1 cup 461
Milk, fat free or skim 1 cup 407
Nectarines 1 nectarine 288
Orange juice 1 cup 496
Oranges 1 orange 237
Pears (fresh) 1 pear 208
Peanuts dry roasted, unsalted 1 ounce 187
Potatoes, baked, 1 potato 1081
Prune juice 1 cup 707
Prunes, dried 1 cup 828
Raisins 1 cup 1089
Spinach, cooked 1 cup 839
Tomato products, canned sauce 1 cup 909
Winter squash 1 cup 896
Yogurt plain, skim milk 8 ounces 579
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COASTAL6 10/20/2013 7:49AM

    Thanks for sharing this, I didn't know this at all, It's a new thing to me.
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SANDISOCAROLINA 10/17/2013 11:12PM

    Thanks for the potassium info! Not sure about potato being "bad." White potato is high glycemic with no skin, but the skin adds fiber and makes it lower glycemic. Sweet potato is nutrient dense. Either kind with added butter, salt, brown sugar, sour cream, bacon, etc- we all know that adds needless calories. But a small portion plain with skin? No problem for me. (esp. roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and plenty of garlic and fresh onion!) emoticon

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IGNITEME101 10/17/2013 11:07PM

    EWL978 I was told they are mostly empty calories; and most people smother them foods that are not good to eat while on a weight loss plan.
I stopped eating them and my leg CRAMPS GOT WORSE UNTIL I INCREASED MY BANANA AND SPINACH CONSUMPTION. NOW I CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF when I eat a baked potato!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2013 10:57PM

    OK, lima beans and prunes . . . not the usual suspects to me, but hey . . . I'll eat 'em!

HUGS and thanks for sharing.

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EWL978 10/17/2013 10:13PM

    Interesting list....I had no idea that white potatoes aren't good for you? Did you find out why? I'm always trying to get in more potassium...think I'll hit the dried apricots for a while. (although they're probably too much sugar)

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