Over the last two weeks, I have been monitoring my potassium intake, trying to understand how to increase it to a healthy level. I have learned that many of the foods I normally eat are low in potassium.
During the 8 days I kept track of potassium, I tried to purchase and eat foods I know have lots of potassium. Orange foods, such as apricots and cantaloupe, are generally potassium rich, so I made sure they were in my grocery order.
As you can see, I increased my potassium intake but never achieved the minimum of 3500 mg/day. That means I have to always be mindful of what I am eating to keep my intake anywhere near what it should be. I realise having raisin bran and milk is a good breakfast, better than the toast and jam I sometimes have. I am also going to continue to include cantaloupe and apricots as a regular part of my grocery order. Grapes, bananas and nuts are also great choices!!!
Best always, Alexandra