By shannonlynn Latest Reply 2015-04-14 04:34:20 -0500
Started 2009-01-28 19:25:09 -0600

Bananas and raisins are rich in potassium. Potassium helps flush sodium out of your body. This helps to reduce blood pressure.

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squog master
squog master 2011-03-10 23:00:15 -0600 Report

There are a lot of vegetables that are high in potassium. I'm practically an expert on the foods that are high in potassium as I have to take a prescription potassium cause other meds I take sometimes lower my potassium level. One is prednisone. The more I have to take the more potassium rich foods I eat. When my potassium level drops I get muscle cramps in weird places.

Papanna 2015-04-14 04:34:20 -0500 Report

All vegitables contain potasium I am also higher potassium ( 6.0 ) Can u please share how to reduce the level of potassium in blood Any medicines tablets are usuggesttion Thanks for early respond

Anonymous 2009-01-31 09:58:33 -0600 Report

Not only do you have to watch it taking water pills and the like, but my daughter's birth control pills have a tendency to cause problems with potassium. So she eats alot of bannanas and vegetables. I always thought that was odd for a birth control pill.

2009-01-31 07:17:04 -0600 Report

Potassium; high count in body is one of those things that may be good for one but not another.

If you are a risk or have kidney problems, potassium is a definite,no,no.

I know this cause I cared for my first husband, who had died of a severe renal disease.
Just wanted to add that for those who are worried about kidney disease.I am not a doctor, but learned all this when had to learn about kidneys and dialysis.

hwalker15 2013-11-24 16:34:46 -0600 Report

i have stage 4 renal disease and i have gone to the ER last year and again in march of this year cause my potassium level was too high. I am now on a med called Xalexate to reduce the potassium i also stay away from anything that has it so be careful

GabbyPA 2009-01-30 17:18:31 -0600 Report

I take a potassium pill every day, but found that it can interact with some blood pressure meds. I am on lisinopril to keep my kidneys happy, and that is one that it interacts with. It may lessen the effectiveness of it. So make sure you check on that before you add it to your rigime.

rbergman 2009-01-29 22:49:52 -0600 Report

Beets and Radishes also great sources of potassium-
Beet is a rich source of Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus and Copper. Whereas Calcium, Sodium, Zinc and Selenium are present in small amounts.

Radish has excellent levels of copper, manganese and potassium. It is also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, zinc and sodium.
Here is a website with an entire list of potassium rich foods.

Hope that helps ya Arudee!

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-01-30 01:09:30 -0600 Report

There are a lot more listed in Bowes & Church (a printed manual that we hospital food service people use when calculating diets) but it's not handy for web use). Isn't it interesting that many foods that are good for us diabetics have more potassium than the usually eaten banana! Like a baked potato (I assume with nothing on it).

shannonlynn 2009-02-02 16:06:42 -0600 Report

I wonder if the lays baked no potatoe chips are good potassium source. I wonder do they have lays baked potatoe chips with no salt.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-02-03 12:45:01 -0600 Report

Surprisingly, my copy of B&C (1998) shows that 1 ounce of "lite" potato chips has 134 calories, 6 gram fat (54 calories), 19 grams carbohydrates, 139 grams sodium, and 494 grams potassium. There isn't a separate listing for "baked" or low sodium.

I would rather eat a real potato, but as I said elsewhere in another posting, my husband and I seldom get the munchies. There's been an open bag of potato chips since the summer. I suppose it's rancid now.

daetura 2009-01-29 22:26:20 -0600 Report

where ever you lose sodium, you also lose potassium, because they bind to each other. So when you take a diuretic, they give you potassium supplements to replace what you lost. Also when you are low on potassium, it can cause leg cramps

2009-01-28 20:07:17 -0600 Report

I am glad you posted this. I had and am still having major problems with my potassium level. Most all of the electrolytes/minerals, including potassium bottomed out in my body. I am still taking shots and oral medications to build my electrolytes back up to a normal level. Potassium is extremely vital to a normal daily routine. Thanks for some good information, Angie

shannonlynn 2009-01-28 20:29:00 -0600 Report

I do know when your potassium level drops extremely low this is very dangerous. My mother takes potassium in a pill. They are very large pills and hard to swallow.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-28 20:47:40 -0600 Report

Yes you are right . Both high and low potassium can cause cardiac arrest…Debe

2009-01-29 20:54:45 -0600 Report

I myself had high potassium for a time. Don't know why but they gave me a diuretic to get rid of it and when it was in the normal range again, I could stop that pill… Never was high again since.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-29 22:13:14 -0600 Report

Judy they did opposite to me. The gave me a bottle of like a laxitive form of medicine and I crapped it all out of my sysytem(LOL)…Debe

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