lalabank wrote: »
Has anyone else focused on getting the daily recommended potassium 2,600-3,400mg per day strictly from food?
It’s been my fun game this week and it’s really challenging. I mean REALLY challenging.
How is anyone hitting this everyday? Any tips?
lemurcat2 wrote: »
My favorite potassium trick is the fact that coffee has some, however.
KHMcG wrote: »
Do you have a reliable link I could use?
KHMcG wrote: »
silverpl2525 wrote: »
I add cream of tarter to things, since it has a high potassium content. I treat it like a supplement.
Therefore, I suggest that you limit your salt and get more potassium by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. One salt substitute I found on the Internet, Nu-Salt, contains 530 milligrams of potassium in a mere sixth of a teaspoon. That's about the same amount of potassium as in a medium banana, one cup of fresh cantaloupe, a half-cup of raisins, 8 ounces of plain yogurt, one cup of tomato juice, or a cup of cooked beets or Brussels sprouts. These are just a few examples from a long list of high-potassium foods assembled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (You can download the list at health.harvard.edu/130.)
AnnPT77 wrote: »
Here's a suggestion many people will hate: Blackstrap molasses, if one chooses the brand carefully, has meaningful amounts of potassium.
Hate why? It's added sugar. 😆
I don't have a major sweet tooth, so my added-sugar intake is normally well under mainstream recommended limits. I do like my oatmeal slightly sweeter, so for me, a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, with 60 calories and 8% DV potassium, 20% DV iron, 8% DV B6, 10% DV magnesium . . . that's a win for both enjoyment and nutrition.
Others' mileage may vary!
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