A Better Nutrition Menu: Potassium

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Why use the Better Nutrition Potassium Menu with my client?

Use the Better Nutrition Potassium Menu to help your client identify easy ways to meet their daily potassium needs. Talk with your client about the many benefits of potassium, including its potential to help reduce blood pressure, prevent water retention, and potentially help prevent kidney stones and osteoporosis. The menu provides meals and snacks, offering options suitable for all different types of diets.

Help your client get enough potassium daily, deliciously and easily.

Better hydration demands that the body gets enough potassium daily. Yes, bananas have potassium – but one banana has about 400 mg. Your client would need to eat 8 bananas – that’s not better for anyone. Use this menu to help them discover better potassium-rich choices to enjoy more often.

Inform your clients that vitamin waters don’t contain potassium – potassium is a mineral! Yet it is necessary to get enough potassium to bring water and many vitamins into the cells. If your client is hydrating with vitamin water, he/she will need to eat some foods from the Better Nutrition Potassium Menu.

Using The Shop of Better Nutrition Assessment Tools, you have made better, personalized, total nutrition recommendations for your client, including inviting your client to incorporate the Better Nutrition Potassium Menu. Get permission to share the results of the assessments with the other members of your client’s healthcare team. Did you know that you can seamlessly use these tools with your Practice Better, Healthie and other EHR accounts? For an example, Learn how to Practice Better Nutrition in this post.

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How does the Better Nutrition Potassium Menu work?

After conducting the Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation, share the Better Nutrition Potassium Menu with your clients and have them pick potassium-rich choices they will make more often. The choices they make will help you develop a personalized meal plan that delivers enough of this important electrolyte. Remember to discuss their sodium intake simultaneously as well. Consider conducting the Better Nutrition Sodium Evaluation, too.

What conditions does potassium help?

If your client wants better skin, heart health, clothes to fit better and better metabolism, their body needs enough potassium. They can use the menu to identify choices they will enjoy to make sure their body gets enough potassium daily.

What about potassium supplements?

While your client can get more potassium from better supplements, you don’t want them to take in more than 100mg daily unless advised by a healthcare practitioner. The body needs about 3000mg daily, so even with supplements, food choices are crucial to meet daily needs.

This is how you help your client reach his/her potassium needs daily.

Tomato soup can be a deliciously easy way to get enough potassium IF you make it at home and monitor salt added. Here’s a better nutrition recipe.