High Potassium in vegetables
Does any one know if some vegetables are very high in Potassium. My Mother is having problems with high potassium, we know for sure bananas and potatoes are very high.
Vegetables to avoid include artichokes, beans, Brussels sprouts, lentils, lima beans, pumpkin, squash, spinach, succotash, tomato, and vegetable juice. Other vegetables are moderately high in potassium such as asparagus, asparagus, beans (green), beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, corn, cucumber, eggplant, greens (collard, mustard, kale), lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, and radishes
For fruits, they are apricots, avocado, banana, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, kiwi, nectarines, oranges, papaya, pears (fresh), peaches (fresh), prunes, and watermelon. "No no" juices are grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and prune.
It's a pretty long list and it can be quite confusing.
The best way to reduce the amount of potassium in vegetables is to blanch them first in boiling water for a few minutes and then blanching them in iced cold water to stop the cooking process. Some of the potassium and other nutrients will leech into the liquid.
You'll definitely lose other nutrients but it is better that way. 2nd, Eat fruits and vegetables in smaller amounts instead of serving them in bigger portions.
I hope this is helpful.