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How do you get enough potassium in your diet?



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MASHAMOO
Posts: 1,667
7/22/12 10:08 A

Tomato, broccoli, apricot, and spinach. Bananas don't get along with me.



GDANE3
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Posts: 5,561
7/21/12 6:16 A

A banana or coconut water everyday



GRAPHICS2
Posts: 3,033
7/20/12 9:48 P

Bananas are also a good source of potassium emoticon



MIAMI_LILLY
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Posts: 5,651
7/20/12 9:29 P

Sweet potatoes and ciconut water have lots of potassium too.



ZELDA13
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7/7/12 10:34 P

I just started making smoothies and add the greens from red beets which have a lot of potassium.



SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 30,177
6/27/12 10:36 P

Thank you! emoticon Congratulations on how far you have come with that as well!

Coach Denise



SHAR261
Posts: 39
6/27/12 10:17 P

emoticon Denise, I will check out the link you shared. & emoticon on 1000 days without soda. That is a big thing. I am down to one a day; and a few days a week none, so I know it's not easy. :)



SHAR261
Posts: 39
6/27/12 10:14 P

emoticon for all the great ideas! I will try some of them for sure. Surprised about the spinach and chard. Wow!



SHAR261
Posts: 39
6/27/12 10:11 P

emoticon
I know your suggestions will help. I don't really see how anyone can get the amount needed shown on the reports. I'd have to eat a whole lot of oranges!! LOL :)



1954MARG
Posts: 243
6/24/12 12:38 P

Most fruit and vegetables contain potassium, the common ones with the highest content are tomatoes, bananas, and oranges. So long as you have your five a day you should be getting enough. Some people taking certain medicines to help reduce their blood pressure (known as potassium sparing diuretics) must avoid using potassium supplements, marketed as sodium or salt substitutes, because they could retain too much potassium. Read the information leaflet enclosed with your medicines to check.
I hope you find this helpful.



DSTENORE
Posts: 87
6/23/12 10:24 A

Banana: peel, cut into quarters and freeze. Add a piece to breakfast smoothie, snack smoothie, or dessert smoothie.
Potato: Put the entire potato into a pot of water, bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes. Let the potato cool, then cut into steak size fries. Spray with olive oil spray, season, then grill.
Swiss Chard: Wash, cut out the stem, toss in olive oil than put in a large pot - cook, then season with garlic, s&p, etc. Sometimes I add anchovy and lemon. Swiss Chard is also great in a mango smoothie (yes, really).
Yams: Baked.
Spinach: salads, also very good in berry smoothies (yes, really), sauté.
Papaya: breakfast or make Chef Megs chicken salad and put a scoop inside the papaya.
Lentil Soup
Pinto Beans in turkey chili

There ya go!





SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 30,177
6/23/12 8:01 A

This page has information on potassium, including good food sources: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/reference_min
erals.asp#potassium
.

Hope that helps!

Coach Denise



SHAR261
Posts: 39
6/22/12 8:02 P

Looking for recipes and foods that hike potassium in my diet. Anyone have any ideas? This is day 4 for me and I am loving the program. still exploring and looking for answers. emoticon



 
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