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5/23/12 10:21 P

As some have noted, listing things like potassium, magnesium, etc. aren't a requirement so many foods don't list them. So I have read that a rule of thumb is that if you do track it, getting around 75% of the minimum is probably pretty close to what is needed. But, I still take a potassium pill and my multi-vitamin pill is high in magnesium does pretty good for me. Since that particular vitamin pill is rather expensive, I may end up getting a cheaper one and then just adding magnesium on the side.

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5/23/12 9:52 P

Thank you all for the information. Wow, I can't believe someone actually responded to my message. I have posted messages on message boards in the past and never got a response. To the wonderful people that responded and helped me Thank You So much. I did not have a good day today. I have a lot on my plate and I have deadlines to meet. I didn't eat as healthy as I would have liked to but I didn't go over my calories. I am going to take care of some business and plan on doing better tomorrow. Thanks again for the support.

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5/23/12 4:44 P

thanks for posting that link emoticon

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
5/23/12 9:16 A

As others have stated you can manually add a vitamin as a "food" to your nutrition tracker.

Here are several links to foods high in potassium:

2010 Dietary Guidelines: Apendix 12 (pg. 87) www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuid
elines/2010/PolicyDoc/Appendices.pdf

http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/pot
assium-foods.htm

2005 Dietary Guidelines:
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
dga2005/document/html/appendixb.htm

Edited by: SPOORK at: 5/23/2012 (09:17)
SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,003
5/23/12 8:36 A

The RDA is 4,700MG of potassium. The average American gets less than 1/2 of that. Eat more fruits and veggies to get potassium. People who consume more potassium and less sodium have less thickening of the heart muscle.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,641
5/22/12 11:14 P

You can add vitamins just like you add food.

You may not need to add a potassium supplement...most people get more than they think as there is not a requirement to list it on packaging.

23KAIYA Posts: 4,901
5/22/12 10:42 P

Vitamins can be found in the food tracker as well as 'regular' food. Find the ones you take daily, add to favorites then create a 'group'. Once you've created your food group it's one button to add all to your daily tracker.

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5/22/12 9:43 P

I am on my second day of a new lifestyle and so far so good. I managed to eat less calories today but I need to increase my Potassium. My problem that I need help in is Vitamins. I am taking three vitamins a day but I don't see anywhere on the website where I can track the vitamins. I work in Child Care and I am busy all day and I get home late so the vitamins I take, help fill in what my body is lacking. If anyone has the answer, I would appreciate it.

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