LOW POTASSIUM

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alison61

LOW POTASSIUM

A family member recently diagnosed kidney problems needs to follow low potassium diet-he is a one of a number visiting for a family do-small children also in the group-need to provide supper that is safe for him but will satisfy everyone-chicken seems a good option-any suggestions?

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Low Potassium

Hello Alison,

I understand that chicken is low in potassium so that is a good choice but if someone is following a low potassium diet, as most foods contain potassium they need to be careful about portion sizes as well. Some foods, I have read, are very low in potassium such as cheese, white rice, garlic, onion, olives and tomatoes. So perhaps get him some olives to nibble on, make some pilau rice to go with the chicken and offer him some cheese to finish.

Good luck with the family gathering,
Lindsey

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Tompeters

Low Potassium

The NHS have a diet sheet in pdf form... hope nobody minds if I post the link here: http://www.lnds.nhs.uk/Library/Potassiumstep1Feb12.pdf

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jampling

Tomatoes are not low potassium


"Hello Alison,

Some foods, I have read, are very low in potassium such as... and tomatoes."


I'm afraid that is incorrect. I currently have to follow a diet high in potassium and know that tomatoes are actually listed among the top 10 foods for high potassium. One small raw tomato, for example, packs a massive 909 mg of potassium or thereabouts.

Take a look at the high potassium count on the nutrition label of a tin of tomato soup or similar, and you will get the picture.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Low Potassium

Thank you, Tom and Jampling for sharing your knowledge.

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jampling

Low potassium

My pleasure, Lindsay. It is so hard to stay on top of these things but this happens to be something where I've had to gain some understanding.

 
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