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9/28/12 10:15 P

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I do that and my potassium is still low, with the vitamins.

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9/28/12 11:43 A

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Many members enter their vitamin supplement as a new food and then as a favorite food item and then add it to their tracker each day when they take it.

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9/28/12 10:55 A

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where in the tractor do we enter vitemins etc emoticon

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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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9/28/12 7:02 A

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organic greek yogurt on a baked potato with chives

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9/27/12 11:16 P

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Since potassium is water soluable it IS hard to get in that much every day. I read labels, and choose things high in KCL.

You can go on line and google, high potassium foods to help.

Another big thing.....LOW sodium V-8. Tastes just the same as the high sodium, but you can get over 1,000 meqs. in one 12 ounce can!

Edited by: SUNNYARIZONA at: 9/27/2012 (23:17)
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Me too.

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9/27/12 6:13 P

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I have the same question emoticon

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9/27/12 5:55 P

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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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