I am guessing that when you say "counts" you are meaning your food tracker amounts and not blood level counts. If it is blood values then the members are correct, it isn't anything to mess around with and we encourage you to talk with your medical provider about a referral to a Registered Dietitian for help, especially if you have other medical conditions.
However, if you are talking about your nutrition data, it is important to remember the Nutrition Facts label lists only the items that are required by law. Our data base includes only what is required on the label. Member entered data, may or may not include micro-nutrients but not necessarily. Many times Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Folate and others only have a percent daily values listing and not exact amounts. This will make your reports inaccurate unless you are entering the nutrient amounts yourself using a more comprehensive tool.
If it is important to have accuracy with micro-nutrients because of a medical condition, you can enter each food item yourself (and save in your favorites for easy access moving forward) to include all nutrition information. The food list from the USDA can help.ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
This blog can help you include high potassium food in your meal planning.
High Potassium Foods for a Healthy Balance www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=hig
Hope that helps.
Edited by: SP_COACH_TANYA at: 8/23/2013 (10:59)
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