Yeah, you sure know how to dig up controversial topics.
Yeah, all this controversy is getting too much for me. Can't we talk about evolution, or Republicans, or Atheism, or something?
No. Those are all settled science.
I got 4500 mg of potassium today (did the myfitnesspal thing) easily -
avocado, spinach, chicken had the most...
Atheistic republican science freaks, gather here...
Myfitnesspal is easier to use, but the charts and graphs aren't as detailed..... Maybe there's a lot of potassium in meat which I don't eat?
Oh yes, I forgot, you don't eat meat, but an avocado has over 1000 mg of potassium. Do you eat fish?
low cal/high potassium - apricots / grapefruit / peaches / strawberries / asparagus / bok choy / pumpkin
livestrong has different suggestions
Most foods contain potassium, but some high-potassium foods do not fit into a low-calorie diet because of their calorie content.
CJ - I do eat fish. I bought some cod, potatoes and avocado to make a meal of this weekend. I plugged in my daily food intake to both of the websites. I got very different numbers for both calories and potassium (fitnesspal was higher on both counts). Interesting.
Thanks Beth! I actually printed a list of food items high in potassium (put out by the US gov). Top of the list is tomato paste. Way high on the list (over 1000 mgs - their serving sizes are weird: 1 cup of tomato paste):
white beans (of some variety unspecified)
Sweetened, condensed milk
Acidic food messes with my stomach, so I eat tomatoes sparingly and generally don't drink citrus juices. I don't drink milk. Potatoes I've avoided because they give me indigestion. That leaves beat greens, beans, dates (I just don't like'm}, and raisins. I eat a lot of beans, but navy beans, which I prefer, are lower ranked.
So, beat greens and navy bean salad with a lemon-olive oil dressing sounds good. I make a good fish, tomato and potato bake every now and then. And I love a good saag paneer......
Call me in five years..
(teasing you, and now I'll be quiet, I know you want to do the counting)
Parsley! It has lots of potassium, I love it, and I have a potful growing on my patio! And coconut water! So... the lists I've seen have common foods listed and their K content. I don't generally eat common foods like other people do. When I started checking the foods that I like that are uncommon (apparently), I found a lot more K sources.
I brought up my concern with getting enough potassium with my doc last week and she said, flatly, that there was no recommended (by a reputable source) daily intake of potassium. End of discussion.
There you go!! How are you doing otherwise with your weight (loss)?
Welcome to being in your 40's.
Yeah, it can take years to take one lousy kilo off your butt!!
Yes, and then it just slides upwards and attaches to your waist.