FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

 

Potassium Rich Food is Essential for Diabetics Taking Hypertension or Diuretic Medication

Foods high in potassium are important for diabetics taking certain hypertension medications or diuretics that may cause them to lose potassium through excretion by the kidneys. Potassium plays an important role in proper kidney function as well as in maintaining the electrical impulses throughout the body. Both excessively low or high levels of potassium are cause for concern, and proper balance is necessary for good all-around health. Supplementation with potassium is one way of obtaining our body’s needs as is eating those foods known to be rich in this important mineral.

Proteins with high potassium content consist mostly of fish and shellfish. The recommended daily intake of potassium is 4,700mg.

Dairy Products such as yogurt, milk, and buttermilk are potassium-rich and also sources of proteins and calcium. Fermented dairy products such as yogurt also provide probiotics for digestive health.

Potassium can also be found in vegetables such as beans, spinach, tomatoes,  broccoli etc.

The fruits with the highest levels of potassium are banana, apricot and all citrus fruits especially oranges.

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