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Low Potassium Foods

Posted on July 05, 2011 by pmruser

People tend to be more health conscience these days. Just a couple of decades ago people weren’t as concerned about the foods they ate. In today’s world we tend to be more aware of the importance of eating properly and avoiding certain foods. Sometimes we are forced to do this because of a medical condition.

A healthy person usually has to just eat in moderation and not go on a particular diet. Other people are not that fortunate and are forced to change their eating habits. It may be as serious a decision, as life or death.

One fairly common medical diet is to reduce your intake of potassium. There are plenty of low potassium foods that you can choose from. It’s a diet that isn’t as strict as other diets. If you like fruits and vegetables, you’re in luck. Although most fruits and vegetables contain potassium, it’s usually in small amounts, therefore you have variety but you still have to control the amount of food you consume.

Low potassium foods in the meat group are chicken and turkey. These contain much lower potassium than beef and pork. Other low potassium foods are:

  • Crackers
  • Refined cereals
  • Cheddar and Swiss cheese
  • White rice
  • And even angel food cake.

Most hard candies contain little or no potassium. As you can tell, there are plenty of low potassium foods. The main thing you have to be concerned with is portion size. People may tend to over eat low potassium foods, which could then cause you to gain weight.