High Potassium Foods

High potassium foods, low potassium foods and associated potassium symptoms info


Welcome To High Potassium Foods

Many people visit this site just to find out how much potassium is in a particular food. The best way to find this out is to click on the “Links to food potassium tables” tab at the top of the page and click on a link to a table with the food you are interested in. Many of the tables … Read the rest

Kir Channel Function And Diet

The high potassium foods diet is a diet that has a high ratio of potassium to sodium and results in an alkaline urine. The alkalinity is critical to the ability of the kidney to recycle sodium and excrete large amounts of potassium. This allows our cells to be in electrical balance to prevent hypertension, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Multiple population … Read the rest

Alkalinity And Kir

The high potassium foods diet is a diet that is high in potassium, low in sodium and produces an alkaline urine. It is a diet that is based on principles that can be deduced from multiple studies of indigenous peoples, modern populations, and the variations in diet among all these peoples. It also is backed by a great deal of … Read the rest

Aldosterone Production, Channels And Diet

Why doesn’t a high potassium foods diet lead to high blood levels of potassium when our kidneys are healthy? Researchers have known for a long time that healthy kidneys can get rid of a lot of potassium in our diets, but the kidneys cannot get rid of much sodium. It has been explained by saying that we have evolved that … Read the rest

Calculate Potassium Sodium Ratio

What is the potassium sodium ratio and how do you calculate it? It is really quite simple. Add up the milligrams of potassium in the food that you eat in a day. Add up the milligrams of sodium in the food that you eat in a day. Divide the milligrams of potassium by the milligrams of sodium. The resulting number … Read the rest

Blood Pressure Control Or Prevention?

Control or prevention? Is controlling blood pressure into the normal range adequate? Or would it be better to prevent high blood pressure? Blood pressure control began in the 1950s and has been improving ever since. Thiazide diuretics became widely available and provided the first practical control. Since then, there has been a discovery of multiple other drugs to control blood … Read the rest

Diet, Diuretics And Potassium Supplements

How the kidney handles the potassium and sodium of a high potassium foods diet determines many of its effects on health. The diet can lower blood pressure and can lower the chance of cardiovascular disease. But a small minority of people need special precautions, and some should avoid the diet altogether. The study (1) to be discussed today reviewed how … Read the rest

High Ratio Diet And The Kidney

The high ratio diet consisting of low sodium intake and high potassium foods has more scientific support than any other diet. And this scientific support is growing. Studies of indigenous groups gave the first clues. The Yanomami have a low sodium, high potassium, alkaline diet and have no hypertension. How can this occur? Such a diet has been shown to … Read the rest

Yanomami, Potassium Excretion, Sodium Reabsorption

Kidneys control the fluid, potassium, and sodium balance in our bodies. This balance is the major determinant of blood pressure. The kidneys seem to allow a large intake of potassium, and they do an excellent job of conserving large amounts of sodium. Evolution probably explains why this occurs. Thousands of years ago potassium was easy to get in food and … Read the rest

BK Channels And Diet

Kidneys are the main regulator of fluids, potassium and sodium in our bodies. They make up for variations in the diet of the amount of fluid, potassium and sodium that we take in. There are limits to how well they can regulate this though. The limits are related to the type of environment in which we evolved over thousands of … Read the rest



Two excellent books about high potassium foods and blood pressure reduction are available on Amazon. The first is a practical guide to changing your diet to a high potassium foods diet. It is helpful even if you do not have hypertension. The second is a scientific explanation of the diet. It discusses the changes to your body that occur with high potassium foods.

Practical Guide

Scientific Explanation

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