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1,627 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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2 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.
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.
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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2 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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