How to Get More Potassium and Electrolytes on a Low Carb/Ketogenic Diet

FINALLY!!

I literally just discovered the solution to my issue of not being able to completely meet the RDA of 4700mg for potassium. And it's such a simple and cheap solution that I feel dumb for not thinking of it earlier.

I didn't come up with it on my own however, so I will need to give credit to Martina and her KetoDiet Blog post entitled, "Keto-flu" and Sufficient Intake of Electrolytes". Her suggestion of using lite salt to increase potassium consumption is exactly the kind of solution I've been looking for!

Lite salt contains potassium chloride and 1/4 of a teaspoon contains 350mg of potassium! I plan to buy some Morton Lite Salt tomorrow. It also has some iodine, so that's an added plus for me since I also need more iodine in my diet.

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Morton Lite Salt costs about $6 for 11oz, so it's super cheap. You can get it on Amazon here: Morton Salt Lite Salt, Less Sodium, 11 oz.

I'm so happy I finally found this stuff! Hopefully, it will help anyone else who is lacking potassium in their low carb diet as well.

DISCLAIMER:


CONSUMING TOO MUCH POTASSIUM CAN BE FATAL!!!! BEFORE YOU ADD A POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENT OR LITE SALT TO YOUR DIET, YOU FIRST NEED TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH POTASSIUM YOU REQUIRE EACH DAY(IN GENERAL, USE THE RDA SET BY THE GOVERNMENT) AND HOW MUCH YOU ALREADY CONSUME FROM THE FOOD YOU EAT!!!! 

 

ONLY ONCE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MORE POTASSIUM YOU NEED TO FILL ANY DEFICIT IN YOUR DIET SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A SUPPLEMENT. ONLY TAKE ENOUGH OF A POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENT TO FILL THE DEFICIT. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL HAVE TO MEASURE AND GET AS CLOSE TO EXACT AS POSSIBLE!!! AGAIN, TOO MUCH POTASSIUM AT ONCE CAN BE FATAL!!!!

2 comments:

  1. Great! How much Lite salt, and how often?

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    1. You will have to determine how much potassium you are already getting from the foods you eat each day. If you find that you are getting less than the Adequate Intake(AI) set by the Institute of Medicine, which is 4700mg, then you should only use enough light salt to fill the deficit and get you to 4700mg for that day. Taking too much potassium or any supplement can be dangerous, so it is something that you'll need to calculate and try to get as close to exact as possible.

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