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February 9, 2011 7:49 PM
I have recently dicovered that I am allergic to some veggies and fruits on top of the sensitivities to Wheat and gluten. I was great maintaining my potassium intake before all of this. My main source was from bananas and unfortunately they are on the list, I know I can take supplements but I was wondering if there is anything else food wise?
  3089233
February 9, 2011 7:55 PM
High potassium foods (more than 225 milligrams per 1/2 c. serving) :

All meats, poultry and fish are high in potassium.
Apricots (fresh more so than canned)
Avocado
Banana
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Kiwi
Lima beans
Milk
Oranges and orange juice
Potatoes
Prunes
Spinach
Tomatoes
Vegetable juice
Winter squash
Edited by Erindipitous On February 9, 2011 7:57 PM
February 9, 2011 7:56 PM
I think that potatoes have more potassium in them than bananas. smile
  1759084
February 9, 2011 7:56 PM
Sweet potatoes and tomatoes!
February 9, 2011 7:56 PM
Sweet Potatoes
Orange Juice
Beet Greens
Potatoes
White Beans
Dates
Yogurt
Tomatoes
Raisins
Clams
  3966545
February 9, 2011 7:57 PM
Here you go, many choice for you!

Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Brazil Nuts, Brown Rice, Cantaloupe, Figs, Honeydew, Kiwi, Legumes, Lima beans, Milk, Oranges, Orange Juice, Peaches, Potatoes, Prunes, Rasins, Roasted Peanuts with skin, Spinach, Squash, Vegetable Juices, Wheat Bread, White Rice, Winter Squash, Yogurt


Tomatoes, milk products, avocados, meats, potato, celery


Carrots, broccoli, rasins, prunes, watermelon,


Fish: Cod, flounder, sardines, salmon, poultry: chicken, turkey are high potassium foods.


Hamburger, grains such as bran and wheat.


Artichoke, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Corn, Dates, Green Beans, Green Peppers, Iceburg


Letttuce, Kidney Beans, Onions, Papayas, Parsley, Pumpkin, Peas, Romaine Lettuce, Strawberries, Sweet Potato, Tomato. Note that potassium is found in the skin of many vegetables.
  4073682
February 9, 2011 7:58 PM
Everywhere! If you're going to go with potatoes, scrub them and leave the skin on. That's where all the good stuff is. :)
February 9, 2011 7:58 PM
Bananas is always the thing people tell ya. But I will tell you bake potato is worth almost half of your potassium for the day. A banana only has about 400, Orange juice has more then Oranges but the calories and sugar are high and again your only getting about 400

Here is a list of food rich in Potassium
http://www.thepotassiumrichfoods.com/
  256459
February 9, 2011 8:00 PM
I'm not sure about the gluten content, but you can get potassium from cantaloupe, dates, raisins, peanuts, nectarines, oranges, tomatoes, spinach, brussel sprouts, fresh peaches and fresh apricots and potatoes and other things.
  3252732
February 9, 2011 8:02 PM
One more thing about potassium that I have found is your diet must stay under the daily max of sodium. Too much sodium in your diet with make it so your body can't absorb potassium. Which I never knew till I became deficient in potassium and wanted to know why.
  256459
February 9, 2011 8:02 PM
this is great. Just like the list i had in my nutrition class.
February 9, 2011 8:05 PM
QUOTE:

One more thing about potassium that I have found is your diet must stay under the daily max of sodium. Too much sodium in your diet with make it so your body can't absorb potassium. Which I never knew till I became deficient in potassium and wanted to know why.


Huh, I never knew that either! Potassium-related muscle problems run in my family -- I'll have to pass that information along. Thanks!
February 9, 2011 8:17 PM
Thanks everyone.

I am allergic to Bananas, broccolli, asparagus, pears, pineapples, cabbage, cranberry, lemons, gluten, wheat, rye, oysters and egg whites/yolks but the eggs I don't react as much as the others.

I guess I will have to learn to love potatoes lol. I will definitely look back at this list. Thanks
  3089233
February 9, 2011 8:21 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

One more thing about potassium that I have found is your diet must stay under the daily max of sodium. Too much sodium in your diet with make it so your body can't absorb potassium. Which I never knew till I became deficient in potassium and wanted to know why.


Huh, I never knew that either! Potassium-related muscle problems run in my family -- I'll have to pass that information along. Thanks!


no problem. I had a seizure while working out with my trainer last March. She thought my sugar was low but they took my sugar and it was fine. Turned out to be very low potassium which scared the hell out of me once I did research on what that could do to me.
  256459
June 9, 2013 7:45 AM
It's funny how bananas are synonymous with potassium when there are much better sources, especially through fruit. Go for raisins or prunes as these pack a big potassium punch. Or if you are feeling really adventurous go for spirulina, yes that is seaweed, as that's a massive source. Besides those there are plenty of nuts and seeds high in potassium, check out a long list here: http://www.calories-in-foods.com/foods-high-potassium.php
Edited by stevewright8 On June 9, 2013 7:47 AM
June 9, 2013 7:47 AM
Potatoes, low sodium v8, and beet greens are my go-to.

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