Originally Posted by aliasnewname
Do the vitamin makers assume the other 97 percent can always be made up by diet? Or are they just being overly cautious?
Actually if i'm correct the FDA is the one who has set these standards on potassium. Potassium salts are very dangerous to the heart in high amounts but the body can deal with potassium better in the foods we consume.
Anyway a good mixture of food will ensure potassium levels are fine. Avacados, orange juice, yams, lima beans, brocolli, spinach, swiss chard cheese and milk products are some others besides bananas and potatoes.
Also stay away from diuretics and coffee/teas as as these can flush out potassium if thats a concern......