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Food Rich In Potassium? Look Here First

Researching and finding a worthy list of foods high in potassium these days, has nearly become a insult. Much of the information currently spread across the Internet is recycled rhetoric, juxtaposed, repackaged and ultimately redone to be showcased as new. Handing over a list of foods high in potassium, without first presenting the bigger picture, is anything, but ideal, or best for your health, in fact.

It is my desire that my genuine effort to help people, set the record straight and ultimately transform my experience into words you can use that have resulted in my optimal health, disease free, or pain. Before we detail the potassium rich foods and their components, let us first discuss how vital potassium is in the human body, blood, and the reasons why it could be a contradicting force if not properly maintained.

Showing High Potassium Or Low Potassium?

It is unfair to just assume high potassium or low potassium in one’s body must be countered by radical, opposite measures to bring potassium levels back inline. This is a predictable ‘cure-all’ on ‘health sites’ online. Often the prescribed remedy, a correct solution or not, is to just do the exact opposite that ultimately caused either having too much potassium in your body or not enough.

Another way of saying it, although it might be logical at least in theory when the human body is depleted by a mineral can be resolved by adding or subtracting the intake of said mineral, or nutrient, potassium in this situation until one’s deficiency or excessive potassium levels lessens or disappears entirely.

Which is exactly why so many clamor to the internet in order to ‘self-medicate’ and get information previously warned about from often absolutely dangerous web sites (the advice from just anybody with a computer and an internet connection found on Wikipedia represented as medical fact could kill you) that skew factual statements, misinterpret medical definitions, and overtly lie in a distasteful display of manipulation to coax you to buy into a hidden agenda, often the result of you departing with your cash.

Foods the boast higher potassium include, but are not limited to: bananas, dates, apricots, brewer’s yeast (not the same as baking yeast – brewer’s yeast is an over the counter supplement that can be found in most health stores, or online), brown rice, potatoes, dulse (which is a form of seaweed, usually sold in flat sheets dried and in the ethnic sections at even conventional grocery stores – picture what sushi is wrapped in), garlic, dried fruits, winter squash, wheat bran, nuts, figs, herbs.

And that list of foods high in potassium is only a starting point. I’ll be adding more to this list in the next couple weeks, addressing the low in potassium foods list and growing it as time permits.

Also of note before diving into your high potassium or low potassium diet; keep this in mind.

If any of your symptoms or health conditions have anything to do with kidney function, you experience frequent bouts of vomiting, or you regularly smoke cigarettes, or you drink coffee regularly, each and / or in combination will effect your potassium levels adversely.

For a continual guide dedicated to potassium levels and foods that contain potassium visit the potassium health site dedicated to exactly that.

– Jackie Black

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