Think You Need A List Of Foods High In Potassium? Think Again.
Researching and discovering a worthy list of foods high in potassium these days, has almost become a insult. Much of the information currently spread across the web is regurgitated rhetoric, rearranged, reworded and ultimately redone to be displayed as brand, spankin' new. Giving a reader a list of foods high in potassium, without first presenting the bigger picture, is anything, but ideal, or healthy.
My hope is that my genuine effort to help you, make the truth known and ultimately transform my experience into words you can use that have resulted in my healthy lifestyle, without disease, or pain. Before detailing the high potassium foods and their specificities, let us first discuss the importance of potassium in your human body, blood and cells, and the reasons why it could be a contradicting force if it is not properly maintained.
Have High Potassium Or Low Potassium?
It is unfair to just assume 'excess potassium' in one's body must be countered by extreme, opposite measures to bring potassium levels back inline. This is the common thinking on so called 'health' web sites online. Silly as it seems, a correct solution or not, is to just do the opposite that ultimately caused either having too much potassium in your body or not enough.
In other words, although it might be logical at least in theory a human body depleted in a mineral can be resolved by adding or subtracting the intake of said mineral, or nutrient, potassium for this example until your ailment lessens or disappears completely.
Which is exactly why so many clamor to the internet in order to diagnose and get more 'research' previously warned about from often completely fictional web sites (the 'reporting' found on Wikipedia represented as medical fact could kill you) that misrepresent facts, misinterpret medical definitions, and overtly lie in a distasteful display of manipulation to seduce you to buy into a hidden agenda, often resulting in you parting with your funds.
The food that boasts higher potassium include, but aren't limited to: bananas, dates, black strap molasses, brewer's yeast (not the same as the yeast you bake with - brewer's yeast is an over the counter supplement that you can find in most health stores, or on the internet), brown rice, potatoes, dulse (a type of sea weed, often sold dried, in a package and in the ethnic aisle at even conventional grocery stores - picture what sushi is wrapped in), garlic, dried fruit, winter squash, wheat bran, nuts, figs, yams and herbs such as: hops, horsetail, nettle, plantain, red clover, skullcap and sage.
That list of foods high in potassium is just the starting point. I'll be adding more to this list in future weeks, detailing the low in potassium foods list and growing it as time permits.
Also of note before you go diving in to your high potassium or low potassium diet plan; keep this in mind.
If any of your symptoms or health conditions have anything to do with kidneys, participate in any activity that encourages diarrhea and or vomiting, or you smoke, or you consume caffeine regularly, each and / or in together will effect your potassium levels negatively.
For a continual guide dedicated to potassium levels and foods high in potassium go to the potassium health site focused on exactly that.
Published January 4th, 2008