A little potassium diet is necessary for people suffering from hyperkalemia. People with hyperkalemia have too much potassium in the blood. The average diet has a recommended potassium level of 4000 mg. A low potassium diet is between 2000 and 3000 mg.
Low potassium fruits are apples, lemons, mandarins, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, peach, pear and mango. Products made from these fruits, such as juice or sauce, is also low in potassium. Enjoy these fruits as part of a well rounded low-potassium diet.
Low-potassium vegetables with sprouts, canned beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, endive, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, onions and radishes. These vegetables can be enjoyed raw, cooked or juiced in a combination of a low-potassium diet.
Red meat is 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 are low in potassium. Cheddar, mozzarella, feta and American cheeses are also relatively low in potassium.
Whole grains are high in protein and potassium, with the exception of oatmeal. Processed grain products such as pasta, bread, bagels and cereals are lower in potassium and is suitable for a low-potassium diet. Avoid processed foods that have trans fats, such as biscuits and cakes.