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Low Potassium requirement

  • Posted on- Jul 22, 2016
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potassium content of common foods 



HIGH potassium (more than 225 milligrams per 1/2 c. serving) 
These foods would be beneficial to athletes or to others who incur heavy fluid loss. Patients on potassium-restricted diets should avoid them, or eat them sparingly, as advised by their nutritionist. 
All meats, poultry and fish are high in potassium. ,Apricots (fresh more so than canned) 
Avocado , Banana , Cantaloupe .Honeydew , Kiwi , Milk, Oranges and orange juice & Mausami 
Potatoes (can be reduced to moderate by soaking peeled, sliced potatoes overnight before cooking) 
Prunes , Spinach , Tomatoes , Vegetable juice , Coconut 

            MODERATE (125 - 225 mg per serving) 
These foods can be a large part of most people's balanced nutrition plan. Persons restricting their potassium might be cautioned to include no more than one or two servings from this list per day, depending on their medical restrictions. 
Apple juice , Asparagus , Beets , Blackberries , Broccoli , Carrots , Cherries ,Corn , Eggplant 
Grapefruit , Green peas , Loose-leaf lettuce , Mushrooms, fresh Onions , Peach , Pears , Pineapple 
Raisins , Raspberries , Strawberries , Watermelon 

           LOW potassium (less than 125 mg per serving) 
These foods give less electrolyte value per serving for people who need to increase their potassium levels. 
They should be a major part of the menu plan for people limiting their intake. 
Apples , Cabbage , Cranberries , Cranberry juice , Cucumber , Fruit cocktail , Grapes , Green beans 
Iceberg lettuce , Mandarin oranges, canned Mushrooms , ,Peaches, canned Pineapple, fresh Plums 

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