NUTRITION: The Art of Good Eating
Because you can't taste it, potassium is harder to control than sodium in your diet. It can be high in one food (oranges) and low in a very similar food (lemons), so how do you know what to eat and what to stay away from? When you finish this section, you will be able to identify your favorite high-potassium foods and plan them into your menu.
The amount of potassium allowed in your diet depends on your dialysis and remaining kidney function. For your best health, your potassium intake should not be too high or too low. The following lists of fruits and vegetables are grouped by potassium levels. Some other foods are high in potassium too, but these fruits and vegetables are the easiest to control.On the following pages, check the foods you enjoy eating.
Soaking vegetables to lower potassium
Why limit my potassium intake?