Nutrition Expert Forum
What is our "real" potassium daily requirement?
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding issues such as: Acne and food, Allergies to food, Balanced Menus , Diabetes , Eating Disorders, Healthy Snacks, Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia, Nutrition, Over-eating, Weight Loss .

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
What is our "real" potassium daily requirement?
The RDA for potassium is set at 4,700 mg/day. I honestly don't know of anyone who watches their potassium intake and I don't see anyone really eating any kind of diet that is high in potassium.

I strive to eat a potassium-rich diet, eating avocados and beans every day, yet I know I'm not reaching even 3,500 mg/day.

How can so many people in the world not be concerned about potassium, yet walk around healthy?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
267079 tn?1195146570
Potassium is found in mostly all foods (fruits, vegetables, certain meats, beans, dairy) so you are able to consume the amount recommended. It is recommended to eat "5" a day of fruits and vegetables to help increase consummation of potassium. The following foods have higher levels of potassium: figs, beans (kidney)-1 cup, avocado- ½ medium, molasses- 1Tbsp, orange juice-1 cup, banana-1 medium, milk (nonfat)-1 cup, salmon-3oz, sweet potato/potato- ½ cup, mushrooms- ½ , chicken breast- ½ , sunflower seeds- 1oz,  and whole wheat bread- 1 slice. If you are concerned about your potassium, suggest having blood work. Normal levels of Potassium is 3.5-5 mEq/L in the blood. Hoped this helped you.

Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank