Hi There!

Potassium is a tricky element. While it plays a vital role in maintaining nerve and muscle cell function, for CKD patients, its management is crucial. We noticed many of you have potassium on your minds:

1. “How can I manage high potassium levels in my diet?”

2. “Coach Ginny, are bananas completely off the table for me now?”

3. “Which vegetables are high in potassium that I should be wary of?”

4. “I’ve heard potatoes can be okay if prepared right. Is this true?”

5. “What’s the deal with potassium and heart health in CKD patients?”

**Let’s demystify potassium. Without all the confusions.**

๐Ÿ” **Understanding Potassium**: It’s essential, but like all things, balance is key. With CKD, it’s about smart choices.

๐ŸŒ **Bananas & More**: While bananas are high in potassium, they’re not the sole culprits. Learn about other high-potassium foods to make informed decisions.

๐Ÿฅ” **The Potato Talk**: Yes, there’s a way to reduce potassium in potatoes. It’s called leaching. But always consult with your dietitian (if you have one) before making dietary changes.

โค๏ธ **Potassium & Your Heart**: High potassium levels can affect your heart rhythm. Monitoring and managing intake is vital for heart health.

Your diet can be both delightful and safe. It’s about knowledge and choice.


Coach Ginny Marks, RD  

*Head Kidney Coach at RenalTracker*

P.S. Navigating the potassium maze can be challenging. But with the “Defy Dialysis Daily Newsletter,” you’ll have daily insights at your fingertips. From food swaps to expert tips, we’ve got you covered. Stay tuned!

P.P.S. As an unannounced bonus for you, I compiled an research-based potassium list you can check as a guide. Get it here. Stay tuned as i give you more surprises. Hope this helps!ย ย ย 

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