Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation


Why the Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation?

The Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation is the evaluation to pull out of your toolbox when your client notes weak muscles, muscle cramps or even an abnormal heartbeat. The Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation is the first and only tool to help you review your client’s current total potassium intake. This tool complements labs to help you identify how their intake factors into their overall health.

Did you know the potassium AI recently changed?

Most American adults don’t get close to the recommended amount of 3000mg daily of this essential mineral. The Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation will help you understand and make informed recommendations as to where their food intake can improve.

Don’t recommend a banana.

One banana is about 400mg so they would need 8 to meet their potassium needs! That is not better for anyone.

Why potassium?
Remind your clients that drinking water alone doesn’t hydrate their cells. The body needs potassium to bring water into cells, and along with it key nutrients. Thus, getting enough potassium contributes to better skin, metabolism, energy, digestion, heart health and weight loss.

Invite your client to take the quiz and share the results with you so that you can make better, personalized, total nutrition recommendations. If you are a healthcare provider, get permission to share the results 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.


The Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation provides you with critical information.

Use the better nutrition potassium evaluation to see if your client’s daily total nutrition gives their body enough potassium. Ingesting enough helps with sleep, energy, weight and can reduce sugar and salt cravings. Unless under supervision, potassium supplement should not be a significant source of their daily intake. 

What if the Better Nutrition Potassium Evaluation says my client needs more potassium?
Better nutrition better be based on the person.  It also needs to be delicious, doable and provide nutrient balance for their body. That can make planning challenging. Fortunately, we have the Better Potassium Menu. Have your client pick the foods they like, want to try, and then build their plan using those choices as the foundation of their plan
Should you recommend potassium supplements?
Better supplement choices depend on their results. Note that in most cases, you don’t want your client taking in more than 100-200mg of potassium from supplements. That means using the menu will be important.