Might You Want A List Of Foods High In Potassium? Oh, Really?

Doing the research and discovering a worthy list of foods high in potassium these days, has almost become a joke. Much of the information spreading across the Internet is recycled rhetoric, juxtaposed, repackaged and ultimately redone to be displayed as new. Giving a reader a list of foods high in potassium, without properly putting such information into real world context, is anything, but helpful, or best for your health, in fact.

It is my desire that my genuine attempt to help people, set the record straight and hopefully put words to my experiences that have led to my optimal health, without disease, or pain. Before we detail the potassium rich foods and their specificities, let us first discuss how vital potassium is in your human body, blood and cells, and how it could be a contradicting result if it is not properly maintained.

Showing High Potassium Or Low Potassium?

It is unjust to just assume a deficiency or excess of potassium in one’s body should be countered by radical, opposite actions to bring potassium levels back inline. This is the common thinking on so called ‘health’ web sites on the Internet. As obvious as poorly researched information usually is, the right ‘fix’ or not, is to just do the exact opposite that ultimately caused either having high potassium or low potassium.

Another way of saying it, logic states when the human body is depleted by a mineral can be solved by increasing or decreasing the intake of said mineral, or nutrient, potassium for this example until one’s ailment lessens or disappears entirely.

And that is exactly why so many race to online to diagnose and get information previously warned about from often completely preposterous sites (the information found on Wikipedia presented as medical fact yes, actually could harm you more than help) that twist factual statements, misinterpret medical definitions, and overtly lie in a distasteful display of manipulation to persuade you to buy into a hidden agenda, often resulting in you departing with your funds.

Foods the boast high potassium include, but aren’t limited to: bananas, dates, black strap molasses, brewer’s yeast (not to be confused with the yeast you bake with – brewer’s yeast is an over the counter supplement that you can find in most health stores, or online), brown rice, potatoes, dulse (which is a form of sea weed, often sold in flat sheets dried and in the ethnic sections at even conventional grocery stores – think sushi), garlic, dried fruits, winter squash, wheat bran, nuts, figs, herbs.

This list of foods high in potassium is only a 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; keep this in mind.

If any of your symptoms or health conditions have anything to do with kidney function, participate in any activity that encourages diarrhea and or vomiting, or you regularly smoke cigarettes, or you consume caffeine regularly, each and / or in together will directly effect your potassium levels negatively.

For a continual guide about potassium levels and foods high in potassium go to the potassium site focused on just that.

– Jackie Black