List of Low-Potassium Foods

By Shaunta Alburger

A low-potassium diet is required for people who suffer from hyperkalemia. People with hyperkalemia have too much potassium in their blood. The average diet has a recommended potassium level of 4000 mg. A low-potassium diet has between 2000 and 3000 mg.

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A low-potassium diet is required for people who suffer from hyperkalemia. People with hyperkalemia have too much potassium in their blood. The average diet has a recommended potassium level of 4000 mg. A low-potassium diet has between 2000 and 3000 mg.

Fruits

Strawberries

Low potassium fruits include apples, lemons, tangerines, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, peaches, pears and mango. Products made from these fruits, such as juice or sauce, are also low in potassium. Enjoy these fruits as part of a well-rounded low-potassium diet.

Vegetables

Carrots

Low-potassium vegetables include sprouts, canned beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, endive, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, onions and radishes. These vegetables can be enjoyed raw, cooked or juiced in any combination on a low-potassium diet.

Protein

Salmon

Red meats are higher in potassium. For a low-potassium diet, eat more lean meats, eggs and beans. Cold-water fish is another good source of protein that is low in potassium. Cheddar, mozzarella, feta and American cheeses are also relatively low in potassium.

Grains

Bagels

Whole grains are high in protein and potassium, with the exception of oatmeal. Processed grains in products such as pasta, bread, bagels and cereal are lower in potassium and suitable for a low-potassium diet. Avoid processed foods that have trans fats, such as crackers and cookies.

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About the Author

Shaunta Alburger has been a professional writer for 15 years. She's worked on staff at both major Las Vegas newspapers, as well as a rural Nevada weekly. Her first novel was published in 2014.

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