Hypokalemia

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Potassium rich foods

Eating potassium rich foods is one method in prevention of hypokalemia. They may be especially beneficial in cases of poor nutrition which could eventually lead to hypokalemia. Supplements may also be taken, but many people may prefer natural sources from their food. Below are some common food sources rich in potassium.

Note that even though these foods are considered potassium rich, the actual levels may vary due to a number of factors, particularly preparation.

Apricots
Avocados
Bananas
Beans
Bran
Brussel sprouts
Cantaloupes
Fish
Honeydew melons
Granola
Kiwi fruit (kiwis)
Lima beans
Meats
Milk
Oranges
Peaches
Peanut butter
Peas
Potatoes
Poultry
Plums (prunes)
Spinach
Tomatoes
Vegetable juice
Winter squash


Other foods may only be moderately rich in potassium. While good sources, more consumption may be required in order to attain the amount of potassium intake that is desired. Some such foods include the following:

Apple juice
Bamboo shoots
Asparagus
Beets
Blackberries
Broccoli
Buttermilk
Carrots
Celery
Cereals (some)
Cherries
Corn
Eggplants
Grapefruit
Green peas
Ice cream
Loose-leaf lettuce
Mandarin oranges
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Papaya
Pears
Pineapples
Raisins
Rhubarb
Raspberries
Soy milk
Strawberries
Summer squash
Tangerines
Tofu
Watermelon
Zucchini

Read more about possible hypokalemia symptoms, causes, or return to the home page for more general information.