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    • Welcome To High Potassium Foods

      Many people visit this site just to find out how much potassium is in a particular food. The best way to find this out is to click on the “Links to food potassium tables” tab at the top of the page and click on a link to a table with the food you are interested in. They are divided into high potassium foods and low potassium foods. Many of the tables also include other pertinent quantities of food content.

      We are all about the value of high potassium foods in your diet. There have been various different definitions of what a high potassium food is. Generally the food should have a high potassium to sodium ratio and have a fair amount of potassium. For a healthy person, the more potassium in your food and the less sodium, the better. However before starting a high potassium foods diet, you must get an evaluation by your doctor to determine that you are healthy and have no contraindication. The diet is preventive. It is not therapeutic.

      We attempt to put together all the science. Many posts discuss various medical and scientific studies supporting the importance of high potassium foods to health.

      There are posts about many epidemiological studies showing the advantages of the high potassium foods diet. However because the studies are usually trying to show something other than the value of a high potassium to sodium ratio in the diet, many do not directly study the potassium sodium ratio. It has to be calculated from the values given in the study or from estimates, which we do in quite a few posts.

      There are also many posts about basic science studies showing how the ratio affects your cells. These studies validate the preventive importance of the high potassium foods diet.

      Some of the posts are precautionary about those who need to be on a low potassium diet. Some are posts with tables of low potassium to sodium ratio foods. These are foods that most of us should avoid, but may be appropriate for those on a low potassium diet. If you have a condition requiring a low potassium diet, you must have a doctor's guidance. Excessive potassium build-up can be deadly.

      There are also a few posts on how to implement the high potassium foods diet.

      The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

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    • Bicarbonate Precursors, Alkaline Diet And Pendrin

      High potassium foods protect against hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, and kidney stones. Potassium and bicarbonate precursors combine to protect against these problems. Together they provide food that is balanced for how the body works. The cells in the body perform multiple balancing acts continuously. The proper balance maximizes how well the cells' molecules carry out their functions. There are two main balancing acts performed by all cells. The first one balances the electrical charge in the cell and the second one balances the pH (acidity) inside the cell.
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    • Sodium Potassium Ratio, Race And Death

      There are genetic differences that may contribute to slight differences in blood pressure response to sodium and potassium intake. These genetic differences may vary among races. They may explain the difference among races in the diseases resulting from a poor sodium potassium ratio, such as hypertension and stroke. There are studies showing a higher rate of hypertension and stroke in African-Americans than in Caucasian Americans. Does a difference in the sodium potassium ratio explain the racial difference in hypertension, stroke and death rate? The study to be discussed today looked at the sodium potassium ratio of the diets of African-Americans and Caucasian Americans to see if the ratio explained the differences.
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    • Hypertension, Kidney And Sodium Review

      Doctors in practice are focused on treating hypertension. A growing number are interested in the cause of primary hypertension so they can prevent it. For several decades, studies on the cause of hypertension have focused on sodium. Only recently has the balance of potassium and sodium as a cause of hypertension been understood. Even so, the balance of potassium and sodium as a cause of hypertension has made its way into recent medical physiology textbooks. But it has not made its way into medical practice. The importance of this balance is not widely realized. And it is not discussed in many of the publications and studies in the medical literature. The majority of studies still focus on sodium. One such study is a recent study (1) that discusses the link of the kidney to blood pressure, and focuses on the kidney's regulation of sodium. It mostly ignores potassium.
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