Yes - I have an idea! I wouldn't be inclined to track Potassium because that is something that is not required by law to be on the nutrition labels, so odds are you are getting far more potassium that you realize. If you are concerned at all, I would be more inclined to make an appointment with your Dr and ask for bloods to be done to check if it is in the healthy range. Too much can have extremely dire consequences to your health, just as too little can. Apart from a number of other issues, too much can cause extremely serious problems with your heart.
You will find that if you eat plenty of fruit and veges, and practice eating a rainbow of colours, odds are you will get the potassium you need. Also, the way you prepare food makes a difference, too! For example, if you peel potatoes and boil them, they have less potassium than those baked in their jacket or microwaved. If you peel potatoes and soak them in cold water for a while, then drain them, replace with fresh water and cook, they have even less potassium. The same applies to other veges.
Below is a link to a Message Board Post - check out Dietitian Becky's response: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.a
Here is another link with Potassium Rich foods: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=hig
I hope that you find this helpful!
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