What Is Potassium?
Why Follow a High-Potassium Diet?
When combined with a low-sodium diet, a diet high in potassium may help lower
Food Choices on a High-Potassium Diet
The below chart shows the healthy foods that are highest in potassium in each food category. If you are eating a high potassium diet to help lower your blood pressure, choose foods from this list. You should also follow a low-sodium or
|Food Category||Food High in Potassium|
|Meats and Beans|
|Fats and Oils|
- Eat a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. These foods tend to be naturally high in potassium, in addition to being loaded with other important vitamins and minerals.
- Work with a dietitian to develop an individualized eating plan.
Dietitians of Canada
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
American Dietetic Association. Nutrition Care Manual website. Available at: http://www.nutritioncaremanual.org. Accessed January 20, 2010.
National Lung, Heart, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/. Accessed January 20, 2010.
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