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Question : Can you tell me a list of foods low in potassium?
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Howard LeWine, M.D., is chief editor of Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications. He is a clinical instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. LeWine has been a primary care internist and teacher of internal medicine since 1978.

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Based on your question, I suspect you have a high blood potassium level. This can happen for several reasons. Kidney disease is one of the most common causes. And medicine that makes the kidneys hold on to potassium can also cause it. Examples include:

  • Certain diuretics such as spironolactone (Aldactone, generic) and triamterene (Dyrenium, generic)
  • Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
  • Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen

Instead of looking for foods that are low in potassium, it’s much simpler to avoid foods that are high in potassium.

Here is a list of foods with high potassium content:

Food (serving) Potassium (milligrams)
Potato with skin, baked (1 medium) 926
Halibut, baked (4 ounces) 654
Raisins (1/2 cup) 543
Banana (medium) 451
Acorn squash, cooked (1/2 cup) 448
Spinach, cooked (1/2 cup) 419
Tomato sauce (1/2 cup) 405
Lentils, cooked (1/2 cup) 365
Cantaloupe (1/4 medium) 365
Kidney beans, cooked (1/2 cup) 356
Orange juice (6 ounces) 354
Bran breakfast cereal (1/2 cup) 340
Milk, low-fat 1% (1 cup) 290
Orange (1 whole) 260

 

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