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High potassium fruits and vegetables list

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High potassium fruits and vegetables list

Potassium is a mineral that controls nerve and muscle function. It is a mineral found in many of the foods you eat. It plays a role in keeping your heartbeat regular. It is the work of kidneys to keep the right amount of potassium in your body.

The best potassium rich food sources must be high in potassium but low in sodium because sodium makes the body hold water. Natural plant foods are usually high sources of potassium compared to many processed foods. If your potassium becomes too high, it can cause an irregular heartbeat or a heart attack.

If there is potassium in the blood very low then it refers to the condition called Hypokalemia. Hypo means low, Kal means Kalium and emia means "in the blood."

You can know safe level of potassium in your blood by asking your doctor or dietitian about your monthly blood potassium level and check here:

3.5-5.0-You are in the SAFE zone
5.1-6.0-You are in the CAUTION zone
More than 6.0-You are in the DANGER zone

You can see here the list of Low and High fruits and vegetables:

Low potassium foods
General foods Vegetables Fruits
  • Bread (bread products)
  • Cake – angel, yellow
  • Coffee ( maximum 8 ounces)
  • Cookies (without nuts or chocolate)
  • Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Pies (without chocolate or high-potassium foods)
  • Rice
  • Tea (maximum 16 ounces)
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Asparagus – 6 spears
  • Beans (wax or green)
  • Cabbage (red and green)
  • Canned Chestnuts
  • Carrots (cooked)
  • Celery (1 stalk)
  • Corn (Fresh - ½ ear, Frozen - ½ cup)
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Green Peas
  • Kale
  • Leached potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Water
  • Watercress
  • Apple – 1 medium/juice/sauce
  • Apricots, canned in juice
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Grapes (juice)
  • Grapefruit, ½ whole
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Peaches – Fresh (1 small), Canned (½ cup)
  • Pears – Fresh (1 small), Canned (½ cup)
  • Pineapple (juice)
  • Plums – 1 whole
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerine – 1 whole
  • Watermelon – 1 cup
High potassium levels
General foods Vegetables Fruits
  • Bran (products) - ½ cup
  • Chocolate – 1.5 to 2 ounces
  • Granola - ½ cup
  • Milk - ½ cup of any type
  • Molasses – 1 tablespoon
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Nuts and seeds – 1 ounce
  • Peanut butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt substitutes - ½ cup
  • Salt free broth - ½ cup
  • Snuff or chewing tobacco
  • Yogurt - ½ cup
  • Acorn squash
  • Artichoke
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Baked beans
  • Butternut squash
  • Beets (fresh or boiled)
  • Black beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Carrots (raw)
  • Dried beans and peas
  • Greens (excluding Kale)
  • Hubbard squash
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lentils
  • Legumes
  • Mushrooms (canned)
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (white and sweet)
  • Pumpkin
  • Refried beans
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach (cooked)
  • Tomatoes (products)
  • Vegetable juices
  • Apricots (Raw – 2 medium, Dry – 5 halves)
  • Avocado - ¼ whole
  • Banana - ½ whole
  • Cantaloupe - ½ cup
  • Dates – 5 whole
  • Dried fruits - ½ cup
  • Figs (dried - ½ cup)
  • Grapefruit juice ( ½ cup)
  • Honeydew (½ cup)
  • Kiwi (1 medium)
  • Mango ( 1 medium)
  • Nectarine (1 medium)
  • Orange ( 1 medium or ½ cup juice)
  • Papaya (½ whole)
  • Pomegranate (1 whole or ½ cup juice)
  • Prune (½ cup or ½ cup juice)
  • Raisins (½ cup)
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4 years 39 weeks

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