Low Potassium Diet Review and its Easy Recipe

Potassium is a mineral which in food in many foods. It keep our heart beat regularly and also helps to maintain fluid balance and make allow the muscles and nerve work properly. Kidney are the main organ of your body which control the right level of potassium in blood. Low potassium diet is important for those who have less potassium in their body. Those people who eat many medicines or who have kidney problems then they should use low potassium diet and to keep their potassium level normal. Potassium level when too high or low it can dangerous and if your levels become high or low then you should change the way which you eat.

  • Low potassium foods: less than 100mg
  • Medium potassium foods: 101-200 mg
  • High potassium foods: 201-300 mg
  • Very high potassium foods: over 300 mg

How can I cut down on potassium?

Drain canned fruits, meats and vegetables before serve.

All foods have some potassium, so you should choose foods which have low potassium level.

Be aware of the serving size when you calculating the amount of potassium in food.

Reduce the potassium levels in vegetables because it is possible to remove many vegetables with high potassium levels. For that a process name leaching of soaking frozen or raw vegetables in water for 2 hours before you cooked them to pull some potassium of food in water. You should try to avoid these vegetables because it has still potassium in food.

  • Rinse the vegetables with warm water again
  • Use a large quantity of unsalted water about 5 parts water to 1 part of vegetables,
  • Cut the vegetables in hot water
  • Cut and wash the vegetables into thin slices.
  • Vegetables with skin like carrots, beets, potatoes should be peeled before slicing.

How much potassium I need in per day?

A potassium diet contain about 4700 mg per day. Most of the people with moderate to serve chronic kidney problems or acute kidney injury then they should eat less potassium (1500 to 2700 mg) per day.

  • Vegetables: 2 or 3 servings of low potassium vegetables per day
  • Fruit; 1 to 3 servings of low potassium fruit per day
  • Calcium and dairy rich foods: 1 to 2 servings of low potassium per day
  • Grains: 4 to 7 servings of low potassium grain per day

Low potassium diet foods

If your potassium level is high then eat given below foods:


Grapes, Blueberries, Pears, canned, Strawberries, Strawberry nectar, Pineapple, Peach nectar
Pear nectar, Apples


Cabbage, Eggplant, Cucumber, Radish, Pepper, Peas, green, Corn, Celery, Beans


Pasta, rice, bread products and nondairy creamer

High potassium diet foods

If potassium level is too high then try to avoid these food and if your potassium level is low then you should choose these foods.


Bananas, Dates, Kiwi, Mangoes, Oranges, Pears, Apricots, Avocados and Melons


Pumpkins, Tomatoes juice, soup, paste, Spinach, Turnip, Potatoes like sweet, white, French fries etc.


Chocolate, milk, nuts, milk shakes, peanut butter, peanuts and yogurt

Recipe of low potassium diet:

People who have hyperkalemia they can limit their daily potassium about 2000.

Grapple salad

It is so easy to make


  • Grapes, red, seedless- ½ cup
  • Apple slices with skin ½ cup
  • Mrs., Dash garlic and herb blend- 1 table spoon


Make the mixture of all fruits sprinkle the herb blend and garlic.

By : Natural Health News

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