- April 16, 2017
- Posted by: chioma
- Category: Case Studies, potassium
Depending on your current health condition you might need foods high in potassium or low potassium diet, which ever case you find yourself, it is very essential to know foods with potassium, how to get them, plus there percentage.
it is very important to know the percentage rating of potassium in foods we eat. for instance People who take thiazide diuretics, often used to treat high blood pressure, may need more potassium. That’s because thiazide diuretics promote potassium loss from the body. Steroids and laxatives also deplete potassium.
Other drugs used to lower blood pressure, including beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors, raise potassium levels in the body, also people with kidney problem should reduce there daily potassium in-take.
you see!! the above are just few reasons you need to know and identify foods rich in potassium and also less in potassium so you know what one to eat, and what one to totally avoid. for instance, people treating high blood pressure should totally avoid Winter squash, sweet potato and yogurt which contains (896, 694, and 579 mg of potassium respectively).
Here’s how many milligrams (mg) of potassium you’ll get from these potassium-rich foods:
1. Winter squash, cubed, 1 cup, cooked: 896 mg
2. Sweet potato, medium, baked with skin: 694 mg
3. Potato, medium, baked with skin: 610 mg
4. White beans, canned, drained, half cup: 595 mg
5. Yogurt, fat-free, 1 cup: 579 mg
6. Halibut, 3 ounces, cooked: 490 mg
7. 100% orange juice, 8 ounces: 496 mg
8. Broccoli, 1 cup, cooked: 457 mg
9. Cantaloupe, cubed, 1 cup: 431 mg
10. Banana, 1 medium: 422 mg
11. Pork tenderloin, 3 ounces, cooked: 382 mg
12. Lentils, half cup, cooked: 366 mg
13. Milk, 1% low fat, 8 ounces: 366 mg
14. Salmon, farmed Atlantic, 3 ounces, cooked: 326 mg
15. Pistachios, shelled, 1 ounce, dry roasted: 295 mg
15. Raisins, quarter cup: 250 mg
16. Chicken breast, 3 ounces, cooked: 218 mg
17. Tuna, light, canned, drained, 3 ounces: 201 mg
19. white potato
21. Black beans
23. Butternut squash
24. Swiss chard
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)