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Old 02-12-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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Daily Potassium

How much potassium should I be getting on a daily basis? How much potassium supplement do you recommend I take?

 
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Re: Daily Potassium

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Is there some medical reason why you need to take potassium supplements? If so, your doctor should determine what your need is. If there's no medical reason, there are lots of good foods that contain potassium. Some foods are actually high in potassium.

Is there some reason why you can't get your potassium from natural whole foods?

 
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Re: Daily Potassium

can't afford them

 
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Re: Daily Potassium

A banana, which should suffice, would be about the same cost as a daily dosage of a high quality supplement.

 
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Re: Daily Potassium

well FDA says 3500 mg/day, of elemental potassium, which is 35 pills! I only take about 20 though and try to get the rest from other foods. Does anyone have any ideas?

 
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Re: Daily Potassium

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can't afford them
Dry beans, lentils and split peas are all good sources of potassium and are very inexpensive. You can get a one pound bag of lentils for under a dollar and it will make several meals (I never really counted how many). If you add some inexpensive whole grain rice to the lentils, you'll get complete protein. Then you won't need to buy meat which usually costs a lot more.

 
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Re: Daily Potassium

I'll look for them when I'm in the store next time.

 
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