List of Low-Potassium Foods

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A low-potassium diet is required for people who suffer from hyperkalemia. People with hyperkalemia have too much potassium in their blood. The average diet has a recommended potassium level of 4000 mg. A low-potassium diet has between 2000 and 3000 mg.

Blackberries and raspberries are low-potassium foods
Blackberries and raspberries are low-potassium foods (Image: John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Fruits

Low potassium fruits include apples, lemons, tangerines, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, peaches, pears and mango. Products made from these fruits, such as juice or sauce, are also low in potassium. Enjoy these fruits as part of a well-rounded low-potassium diet.

Strawberries
Strawberries (Image: Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Vegetables

Low-potassium vegetables include sprouts, canned beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, endive, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, onions and radishes. These vegetables can be enjoyed raw, cooked or juiced in any combination on a low-potassium diet.

Carrots
Carrots (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Protein

Red meats are higher in potassium. For a low-potassium diet, eat more lean meats, eggs and beans. Cold-water fish is another good source of protein that is low in potassium. Cheddar, mozzarella, feta and American cheeses are also relatively low in potassium.

Salmon
Salmon (Image: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Grains

Whole grains are high in protein and potassium, with the exception of oatmeal. Processed grains in products such as pasta, bread, bagels and cereal are lower in potassium and suitable for a low-potassium diet. Avoid processed foods that have trans fats, such as crackers and cookies.

Bagels
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