Potassium Contents

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Potassium is an electrolyte (a substance that conducts electricity in the body) and is vital for maintaining normal heart rhythm; blood pressure; and muscle contraction, which makes it crucially important for normal digestive and muscular function.  Potassium levels can be altered by certain chemotherapy drugs and is a lab value often drawn when undergoing chemotherapy.

If your doctor detects your potassium levels are low, they may recommend a potassium supplement and eating potassium-rich foods.  Here is a list of potassium contents of foods to help guide you in making food choices:

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