What Foods Do You Eat To Raise Your Potassium Level?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Potassium levels in the blood usually vary with sodium levels .when sodium levels increase potassium levels decrease.and vice versa.potassium levels also are affected by a hormone called aldosterone,which is produced by the adrenal glands.many foods are rich in potassium, including scallops potatoes figs,bananas,prune juice and squash.balanced diet generally contains enough potassium for the body needs.a potassium level that is too high or too low can be dangerous. Abnormal potassium levels may cause symptoms such as muscle cramps or weakness, nausea diarrhea, frequent urination,dehydration, low blood pressure,confusion irritability, paralysis and changes in heart rhythm. So watch your sodium levels to increase your potassium level.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
There are many foods that have a lot of potassium in them, potatoes, bananas, orange juice, avocados, broccoli, tomatoes, apricots and soybeans.
For calcium, you want to eat dairy foods, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, even some ice creams. Hope this helps.
Jennifer Bone Profile
Jennifer Bone answered
Tiggersmom's answer is so good, I am only humbly adding a tiny bit more to it...

This is a great link (I think) about potassium and it also lists foods rich in potassium as either 'excellent', 'very good', or 'good':

"Potassium is found in abundance in many foods, and is especially
easy to obtain in fruits and vegetables. Excellent sources of potassium
include chard, crimini mushrooms, and spinach.
Very good sources of potassium include fennel, kale, mustard greens, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, winter squash, blackstrap molasses,  eggplant, cantaloupe, and tomatoes.
Good sources of potassium include  parsley, cucumber, bell pepper, turmeric, apricots, ginger root, strawberries, avocado, banana, tuna, halibut, cauliflower and cabbage."

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Normal levels of potassium in blood are 3.5 - 5. If your levels of 3.2 are not causing any problem then don't worry. Do following things
  1. Drink more water
  2. Take potassium rich foods and fruits like bananas
  3. keep taking potassium supplements.
  4. Avoid any exertion  causing excessive sweat.
  5. Avoid taking diuretics and herbal medicines which cause low potassium symptoms.
  6. Don't eat over boiled/cooked food.

Ellie Hoe Profile
Ellie Hoe answered
Increased levels of Potassium in blood are due to many reasons. Most common reasons are
  1. Many kidney diseases
  2. Deficiency of a hormone called aldosterone
  3. Addison's disease
  4. Burns
  5. Traumatic injury
  6. Surgery
  7. Gastrointestinal bleeding
  8. Breakdown of muscle fibers due to infection, alcoholism and drugs
Condition of high levels of potassium in blood should be diagnosed and treated by the doctor as early as possible.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Fresh fruits of all kinds. Fresh is the key. As a fruit becomes processed, it loses it's potassium levels due to increased sodium levels.
terry rossignol Profile
terry rossignol answered
Go with what tiggersmom said she is right  I take care of my grandmother and she has the same problem.The fresher he better. I am able to control her potassium levels with bananas.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Orange juice has a lot of potassium in it too. I drink it and eat oranges. It helps to keep me from wanting to throw up all the time.

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