Potassium can be found in many foods. Abnormal blood levels of potassium can be very dangerous as they may lead to serious heart arrhythmias. Kidneys regulate the metabolism of potassium, making sure that its levels are appropriate. However, when your kidneys are not working properly, you often need to limit certain foods that can increase the potassium in your system.
Your doctor or dietitian will tell you how many milligrams (mg) of potassium you can have each day, and they will help you design a low potassium diet.
Food Sources of Potassium
Potassium is found in many foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Here are examples from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA):
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