Hi-potassium diets

Used to compensate for potassium losses cause primarily by diuretics.

May also have a direct antihypertensive effect.

Typical American diet contains about 3 g of potassium a day, equivalent to about 80 mEq.

High potassium diets containing 4.7-7 g of potassium per day, equivalent to 120-180 mEq.

Most fruits, vegetables and juices contain high potassium levels.

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