Potassium is a mineral found in many foods. Potassium balance is necessary to help maintain a regular heartbeat and proper muscle function. In certain conditions potassium levels in the body may be too high.
You can reduce your potassium intake by avoiding or limiting foods high in potassium and by selecting foods with lower potassium content. Most foods contain potassium, so it is also important to control portion sizes.
Use the lists on the back as a guide for selecting foods that contain potassium. Ask your nutritionist about foods not on these lists.
____ servings a day of high potassium content foods (250 to 500mg per serving)
____ servings a day of medium potassium content foods (150 to 250mg per serving)
____ servings a day of low potassium content foods (5 to 150mg per serving)
Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.