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DIABETIC & HYPERTENSIVE NEPHROPATHY
TREATMENT AND RESEARCH CENTER

HIGH BLOOD POTASSIUM

Potassium is a Mineral that is needed for normal heart and other muscle functions. All body cells and nerves need potassium to function properly. However, too much or too little potassium, can interfere with the heart’s ability to beat properly and can be potentially life threatening.
Too much of any fruit, vegetable, meat or milk can make you potassium levels high. Your diet book lists safe amounts of foods from these food groups. The following is a list of foods very high in potassium. These foods should not be eaten.


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FRUITS

 

Avocado

Bananas

Cantaloupe

Grapefruit juice

Honeydew melon

Oranges

Fresh peaches

Dried fruit

BEANS

 

Baked beans

Black beans

Blackeyed peas

Butter beans

Chick peas

Crowder peas

Great northern beans

Kidney beans

Lentils

Lima beans

Navy beans

Pinto beans

Split beans

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VEGETABLES

 

Broccoli

Greens

Spinach

Tomato or V-8 juice

Tomato soup

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Potatoes

 

Baked white potato

Baked sweet potato

Potato chips

French fries

Instant potato mixes

Restaurant home fries

Yams

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OTHER FOODS

 

Molasses

Nuts

Peanut butter

Salt substitutes such as

Lite Salt, No Salt, & Salt

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Insulin resistance is a silent condition that increases the chances of developing diabetes and heart disease.

 


 


Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors linked to overweight and obesity.

 


 



Polycystic (pah-lee-SIS-tik) ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle.

 
 





Obesity is a serious health problem. Two out of three American adults are overweight or obese.

 

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