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Potassium and Your Diet

In many patients it is VERY important to monitor the potassium that is eaten. Potassium is a mineral that is in many of our foods, but its concentration varies.It is important for patients to know which foods contain high and low amounts of potassium.
The following tables can be used to help you choose those foods that suit your particular potassium needs -- either a HIGH potassium or a LOW potassium diet.

Foods HIGH in Potassium
(eat them if you NEED potassium)
Drinks Fruits Vegetables Other
Milk Apricots Artichokes Nuts / seeds
Orange soda Avocados Beans (dried) Salt substitute
Vegetable juice Bananas Broccoli Snuff
Fruit juices Cantaloupes Brussel sprouts Chewing tobacco
Tea Casaba melons Celery  
  Dates Escarole  
  Most Dried fruits Endive  
  Figs Swiss chard  
  Honeydew melons Collard greens  
  Mangos Dandelion greens  
  Nectarines Mustard greens  
  Oranges Beet greens  
  Papayas Kale  
  Plums Kohlrabi  
  Prunes Lentils  
  Raisins Legumes  
  Rhubarb Lima beans  
  Fruit juices Mushrooms  
    Potatoes (all forms)  
    Vegetable juice