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    high and low potassium list

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    Foods high in potassium

    Foods that have more than 200 milligrams of potassium per serving are considered high- potassium foods. These foods are listed below (portions are ½ cup [C] unless otherwise noted).

    Fruits high in potassium
    ▪ Apricots (raw, 2 medium apricots; dried, 5 halves)
    ▪ Avocados (one fourth of a whole avocado)
    ▪ Banana (half of a whole banana)
    ▪ Cantaloupe
    ▪ Dates (5 dates)
    ▪ Dried fruits
    ▪ Dried figs
    ▪ Grapefruit juice
    ▪ Honeydew
    ▪ Kiwi (1 medium kiwi)
    ▪ Mango (1 medium mango)
    ▪ Nectarine (1 medium nectarine)
    ▪ Orange (1 medium orange)
    ▪ Orange juice
    ▪ Papaya (half of a papaya)
    ▪ Pomegranate (1 pomegranate)
    ▪ Pomegranate juice
    ▪ Prunes
    ▪ Prune juice
    ▪ Raisins

    Vegetables high in potassium
    ▪ Acorn squash
    ▪ Artichoke
    ▪ Bamboo shoots
    ▪ Baked beans
    ▪ Butternut squash
    ▪ Refried beans
    ▪ Beets
    ▪ Black beans
    ▪ Broccoli, cooked
    ▪ Brussels sprouts
    ▪ Chinese cabbage
    ▪ Carrots, raw
    ▪ Dried beans and peas
    ▪ Greens (except kale)
    ▪ Hubbard squash
    ▪ Kohlrabi
    ▪ Lentils
    ▪ Legumes
    ▪ Mushrooms, canned
    ▪ Parsnips
    ▪ Potatoes, white and sweet
    ▪ Pumpkin
    ▪ Rutabagas
    ▪ Spinach, cooked
    ▪ Tomatoes and tomato products, such as tomato sauce, pizza sauce, etc
    ▪ Vegetable juice

    Other foods high in potassium
    ▪ Bran
    ▪ Chocolate (1.5-2 ounces [oz])
    ▪ Granola
    ▪ Milk, all types (1 C)
    ▪ Molasses (1 Tablespoon [Tbsp])
    ▪ Nutritional supplements
    ▪ Nuts and seeds (1 oz)
    ▪ Peanut butter (2 Tbsp)
    ▪ Salt substitutes
    ▪ Salt-free broth
    ▪ Yogurt

    Foods low in potassium

    Foods that are low in potassium are listed below (portions are ½ C unless otherwise noted). Eating more than one portion can make a low-potassium food a high-potassium food.

    Fruits low in potassium
    ▪ Apple (1 medium apple)
    ▪ Apple juice
    ▪ Applesauce
    ▪ Blackberries
    ▪ Blueberries
    ▪ Cherries
    ▪ Cranberries
    ▪ Fruit ****tail
    ▪ Grapes
    ▪ Grape juice
    ▪ Grapefruit (half of a grapefruit)
    ▪ Mandarin oranges
    ▪ Peaches (1 small fresh peach or ½ C canned)
    ▪ Pineapple
    ▪ Pineapple juice
    ▪ Plums
    ▪ Raspberries
    ▪ Strawberries
    ▪ Tangerine (1 tangerine)
    ▪ Watermelon (limit 1 C)

    Vegetables low in potassium
    ▪ Alfalfa sprouts
    ▪ Asparagus (6 spears)
    ▪ Beans, green or wax
    ▪ Cabbage, cooked
    ▪ Carrots
    ▪ Cauliflower
    ▪ Celery (1 stalk)
    ▪ Corn, fresh (half an ear) or frozen (½ C)
    ▪ Cucumber
    ▪ Eggplant
    ▪ Kale
    ▪ Lettuce
    ▪ Mixed vegetables
    ▪ Mushrooms, fresh
    ▪ Okra
    ▪ Onions
    ▪ Parsley
    ▪ Peas
    ▪ Peppers, green
    ▪ Radishes
    ▪ Rhubarb
    ▪ Water chestnuts, canned
    ▪ Watercress

    Other foods low in potassium
    ▪ Rice
    ▪ Noodles
    ▪ Pasta
    ▪ Bread and bread products—not whole grain
    ▪ Cake—yellow or angel food
    ▪ Coffee (1 C)
    ▪ Pies—without chocolate or high-potassium fruit
    ▪ Cookies—without nuts or chocolate
    ▪ Tea (limit 2 C)
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    Re: high and low potassium list

    thank you for sharing!!! The list that was given to us by his doctor was limited ... this is more extensive
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    Re: high and low potassium list

    This is a good list Marina. Thanks! I want to add that food that is canned and frozen may have added potassium as it is used as a preservative. The sodium added in canned and frozen food can be extremely high also.
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    Re: high and low potassium list

    Thank you Marina for the list I've added it to the information I am compiling.

    Could you tell me, as far as servings are concerned if I am having a fish or meat for dinner and want to add side vegetables how many servings would I be allowed to add is it just one serving.
    How many pieces of fruit could I have over a 24 hr period say apples, pears, strawberries, grapes, I quite often make fresh fruit salad.

    Thanks
    Jean

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    Re: high and low potassium list

    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln1944 View Post
    Thank you Marina for the list I've added it to the information I am compiling.

    Could you tell me, as far as servings are concerned if I am having a fish or meat for dinner and want to add side vegetables how many servings would I be allowed to add is it just one serving.
    How many pieces of fruit could I have over a 24 hr period say apples, pears, strawberries, grapes, I quite often make fresh fruit salad.

    Thanks
    Jean
    Hi Jean,

    An ideal diet calls for at least on serving of fruits and veggies per meal. I really don't think a renal diet should be any different, except for the high potassium fruits or veggies IF your K is elevated.
    I received the GIFT OF LIFE on Nov 9, 2010 thanks to my wonderful donor Laura and her family!

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    Re: high and low potassium list

    Hi Marina,

    I see that you posted the website that you found this high and low potassium foods list from on rd411.com. I am a member of that website, however I can't seem to find the direct link to this article. Could you please post the direct link for me so that I can find it and use it for my patients?

    Thanks!
    Christy Smith, MS, RD, LDN

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    Re: high and low potassium list

    Quote Originally Posted by psustarrie83 View Post
    Hi Marina,

    I see that you posted the website that you found this high and low potassium foods list from on rd411.com. I am a member of that website, however I can't seem to find the direct link to this article. Could you please post the direct link for me so that I can find it and use it for my patients?

    Thanks!
    Christy Smith, MS, RD, LDN
    Hi Christy,

    here's the link
    http://www.rd411.com/renalcenter/article.php?ID=7pat
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    Re: high and low potassium list

    Quote Originally Posted by BERNARD View Post
    The big fear some people have is that they would get tired and/or bored of eating the same healthy diet foods over and over again. Some people may even go as far as to say it's impossible to consistently eat the same few healthy foods every single day for a long period of time without either falling off the diet or just going insane. Well, first of all, that's not quite true.
    Bernard,
    can you please list your link as an URL and not just a wording link, or it will be seen as spam.

    Thanks!
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    Cool Re: high and low potassium list

    I keep reading mixed low/high potassium amounts on lists. Who to believe? or how to determine who is correct.

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    Re: high and low potassium list

    Quote Originally Posted by teamwyn View Post
    I keep reading mixed low/high potassium amounts on lists. Who to believe? or how to determine who is correct.
    talk to your dietitian.
    you might be allowed some potassium foods that others aren't.

    I for example, always have low potassium levels, so my dietitian has told me to eat 2 or more foods from the high potassium list/day.

    your best bet is to have a talk with him/her to determine which foods and how much you're allowed.
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