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naturalmary 01-31-2011 09:29 PM

Getting Enough Potassium on Low-Carb Diet
 
I've noticed that I'm falling very short of the recommended amount of potassium. I already take a daily multi-vitamin, but it doesn't include any. Other than taking a supplement in pill form, is there a good food source for potassium that works well on a low carb diet?

momof2mms 02-01-2011 03:48 PM

Here is a list of foods that might help...some are low carb!

Food high in potassium

mecompco 02-01-2011 03:56 PM

Thanks for the link. I eat prunes every day and bananas most days, but they're not exactly low carb! I see beef is right there--I guess that would be perfect for low carbers.

Regards,
Michael

texas_lowcarbman 03-09-2011 03:53 PM

Avocados are your friend on low carb. They have more potassium than a banana and are low carb.

RunbikeSki 03-10-2011 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texas_lowcarbman (Post 38961)
Avocados are your friend on low carb. They have more potassium than a banana and are low carb.

Given your screen name, I guess you know what you are talking about Texas :p

Cybervox 03-10-2011 01:25 PM

The best source I know for potassium (besides baked potatoes with skin on, which are obviously out in this case) is mushrooms, having lots of potassium and other minerals etc and very, very few calories. Plus they can be added to most things if chopped small or sliced thinly without even being noticed.
Hope it helps :)

AAFlaca 03-10-2011 05:48 PM

Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties

727 mg potassium in a cup of avocado
sounds like a nice amount
I did NOT know this
Thank you Texas Low Carbman!
AND they are yummmmmy! :)

nikkimw 03-17-2011 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texas_lowcarbman (Post 38961)
Avocados are your friend on low carb. They have more potassium than a banana and are low carb.

Wow! That is good to know. Thanks you :)

Roup 03-17-2011 08:32 PM

Also, there is a "salt substitute" that has potassium in it. look for it in with salt/spices at the grocery store. but, just check yourself, are you sure you are deficient? only a blood test can tell for sure, so maybe if it's time for labs, have it checked to reassure yourself. good luck!


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