The scientists at the National Academy of Sciences have increased their potassium recommendation from 3500 to 4700 mg per day. This is because getting more potassium seems to help some people with high blood pressure and possibly insulin resistance. Many people do not get this much potassium in their regular diets, mainly because they eat a lot of processed foods. A low-carb diet should not be low in potassium since fresh whole foods, which are the mainstay of our diets, supply the most potassium. Good sources are meats, vegetables, some fruits, and dairy products.
Symptoms of Low Potassium (with links to causes and treatment) from eMedicine Health.
Quick Potassium Quiz: Which of the following foods is highest in potassium?
a) 1 cup yogurt
b) ½ cup cooked spinach
c) 1 medium banana
d) ½ avocado
e) 1 cup cooked chopped broccoli
f) 1 4 oz pork chop (boneless)
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Source: Glycogen storage: illusions of easy weight loss, excessive weight regain, and distortions in estimates of body composition, SN Kreitzman, AY Coxon and KF Szaz American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 56, 292S-293S