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Foods High in Potassium
Choosing potassuim-rich foods is easy because there are so many. Here are just a few:
Potato, 1 medium has 926 mg potassium
Sweet potato, 1 medium has 540 mg potassium
Spinach, ½ cup cooked has 290 mg potassium
Zucchini, ½ cup cooked has 280 mg potassium
Tomato, ½ cup fresh has 210 mg potassium
Legumes and nuts
Soybeans, ½ cup cooked has 440 mg potassium
Lentils, ½ cup cooked has 370 mg potassium
Kidney beans, ½ cup cooked has 360 mg potassium
Split peas, ½ cup cooked has 360 mg potassium
Almonds, one third of a cup has 310 mg potassium
Bananas, 1 medium has 420 mg potassium
Apricots, ¼ cup has 380 mg potassium
Oranges, 1 medium has 237 mg potassium
Cantaloupe, ½ cup has 214 mg potassium
What is the amount taken by pregnant women which results in "cretinoid appearance of the newborn", any idea?
The amounts of Potassium Iodide needed to cause harmful side effects, are MUCH greater than you would need to take for a REAL daily allowance; somewhere in the ranges of several grams or hundreds of milligrams, compared to 12.5mg daily.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Chronic ingestion of iodides during pregnancy has resulted in fetal death, severe goiter, and cretinoid appearance of the newborn.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Chronic ingestion of iodides during pregnancy has resulted in fetal death, severe goiter, and cretinoid appearance of the newborn.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: Chronic exposure can lead to iodism characterized by salivation, nasal discharge, sneezing, conjunctivitis, fever, laryngitis, bronchitis, stomatitis, and skin rashes. May cause reproductive and fetal effects. Chronic ingestion of iodides during pregnancy has resulted in fetal death, severe goiter, and cretinoid appearance of the newborn.
reply to post by tkwasny
So is eating a banana a day bad?