Unless you are looking up and recording potassium for every food you enter into your tracker...you are likely always going to get a report that says you are low. The biggest reason is that the Nutrition Facts Table and the USDA data base only provide specific number for those that are required by law for food products. Potassium may be listed as percent daily values, but it is not required.
Here is a pretty lengthy list of High-Potassium Foods
Apricot , raw dried Acorn Squash Bran/Bran products Avocado Artichoke Chocolate Banana Bamboo Shoots Granola Cantaloupe Baked Beans Milk, all types Dates Butternut Squash Molasses Dried fruits Refried Beans Figs Grapefruit Juice Black Beans Honeydew Broccoli Nuts and Seeds Kiwi Brussels Sprouts Peanut Butter Mango Chinese Cabbage Salt Substitutes/Lite Salt Nectarine Carrots, raw Salt Free Broth Orange/Orange Juice Dried Beans and Peas Yogurt Greens, except Kale Snuff/Chewing Tobacco Papaya Hubbard Squash Pomegranate Kohlrabi Pomegranate Juice Lentils Prunes Legumes Prune Juice Mushrooms, canned Raisins Parsnips Potatoes, white and sweet Pumpkin Rutabagas Spinach, cooked Tomatoes/Tomato products Vegetable Juices
If you are including many of these and taking a prescribed supplement (be sure you are entering that into your tracker) then you are likely doing great!
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I've been very faithful in posting all my foods. Every day I take 40 meq of prescription potassium, eat 7 prunes and have a banana. And every day, according to SP, I am low on potassium. Seriously I don't know what else to do. I have a salad at lunch 6 days out of 7. I don't know how I'm suppose to reach 4500-6000 of potassium. Even with the high dose I take I am always under. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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