Potassium is a mineral that naturally occurs in your body.
Potassium helps maintain the correct electrical environment for
It is important to have the right amount of potassium in your
body. If you have too much or too little, it can affect your heart
rhythm. Some medicines may increase the amount of potassium in your
body while other medicines may cause your potassium level to
Depending on your situation, you may need to avoid or eat more
foods high in potassium. Ask your health care team about which
course is best for you.
The following chart shows you which foods are high and
moderately high in potassium:
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