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I have become quite convinced it's impossible to get enough potassium. According to Dietpower, I never get even close to enough potassium! I eat my spinach; what do you want from me?<br><br>
"the official Adequate Intake of 4700 milligrams"<br><br>
I eat fruits, vegetables, etc... but I never seem to get near it!<br>
3068 yesterday... and all my other vitamins and minerals were way over from the vegetables and fruit.<br><br>
"The Daily Value for potassium is 3500 milligrams. (Why so much lower than the Adequate Intake? Because Daily Values are still based on the RDAs of 1968, when the government thought people needed less of that nutrient.) Daily Values aren't necessarily right for you, however—they are rough estimates meant to cover most of the U.S. population."<br><br>
I didn't even reach 1968 standards yesterday!<br><br>
Does anybody track this and do you get enough potassium, and if so, how?
 

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Potatoes have lots of potassium, I think it's in the skins mostly, but it is also in the flesh. They have way, way more potassium than bananas and more than spinach. There are other foods which have more, but I don't remember them offhand. I'm looking for the USDA Nutrient Database website. It will list foods in order of a particular nutrient. <a href="http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/" target="_blank">here</a> Click on the "Nutrient Lists" link and seek out potassium...<br><br>
Someone must be trying to call me, because the connection keeps getting refused. In fact, this post probably won't even be posted. I hate when people try to call me when I'm online. Gah! Dial-up sucks.
 

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Did you know that potassium is the critical one of the three ingredients in the Lethal Injection cocktail that is used for execution in 37 states?<br><br>
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Tomatoes are also high in potassium. i've quite often had a bowl of salted tomatoes after long outings. I have a buddy in DC that eats them like apples.
 
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