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.
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
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