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What is our "real" potassium daily requirement?
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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?
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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.

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