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Low Potassium Diet

Potassium is a mineral that is essential for normal body functioning. It is found widely in foods including fruit, vegetables, milk, meats, legumes and cereals, especially wholegrain cereals. Potassium contents vary within food groups and thus people requiring a potassium restriction are taught to avoid certain foods within a group.

FOOD SPECIFICATIONS CHART
 
 
 
Bread and Cereals Allowed: White bread, white rolls, porridge, weet-bix, cornflakes, plain biscuits, wafer biscuits, rice, pasta
Avoid: Wholemeal bread, wholemeal rolls, wheatmeal biscuits, muesli, tinned spaghetti
Vegetables Allowed: Those vegetables not listed to avoid: the cooked vegetables are asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, green beans, peas, brussel sprouts, carrots, corn, celery, pumpkin, trombone, potato. 
Avoid: Salad vegetables are cabbage (in coleslaw), gherkin, lettuce, onion, olives, tomato

Baked beans, red kidney beans, silverbeet, mushrooms, potato more than twice per day (this includes potato salad).

Fruit Allowed: Fruit, fresh and tinned, and fruit juice not listed to avoid: the fruit are apples, cherries, lychees, mandarin, mango, pears, pineapple, raspberries, watermelon, blackberries, grapefruit, honeydew melon, orange, pawpaw, plums, strawberries, tinned peaches, apple juice, orange juice and pineapple juice
Avoid: Apricots, bananas, currants, custard apples, dates, figs, grapes, kiwi fruit, loquats, nectarines, fresh peaches, prunes, rockmelon, rhubarb, tomato juice
Meat Allowed: Beef, lamb, pork, veal, chicken, fish, tuna, salmon
Substitution: 30 g meat = 1 egg

= 45g fish

= 30g cold meat

= 30g cheese

= 180ml milk

= 50g cottage cheese

Note: Meats should be cooked by roasting, grilling and frying. Casseroles should be drained to exclude excess juice.

Eggs Allowed: Boiled, poached, scrambled and fried egg 
Avoid: More than one egg per serve
Milk Allowed: Milk ? full cream, skimmer and skimmed, cheese and cottage cheese
Avoid: Too much milk, cheese and yogurt
Fats Allowed: Margarine, salt free margarine, butter, oil, cream
Avoid: Nil
Soups Allowed: Avoid all 
Spreads Allowed: Jam, honey, jam (low joule)
Avoid: Vegemite
Miscellaneous Allowed: Artificial sweeteners
Avoid: Chocolate, nuts, licorice, toffee, cocoa, sugar, Polycose, boiled lollies

 

SAMPLE MEAL PLAN FOR LOW POTASSIUM DIET



 
Breakfast Tinned unsweetened fruit

1 Weetbix

100ml milk

1 egg

1 white toast with 2 packets margarine

Morning Tea 2 coffee biscuits
Lunch 1 sandwich with 30g meat and lettuce

1 piece fruit

Afternoon Tea 2 coffee biscuits
Dinner
120g meat

1 scoop potato

2 serves vegetables plus extra margarine

Tinned unsweetened fruit and cream

2 white bread with 2 packets of margarine

Supper 2 coffee biscuits

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