5 Great Low-Potassium Foods For Diabetics

Discover 5 low-potassium foods that still fight diabetes!
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Too much potassium can be dangerous – so which diabetes-fighting foods are low in this nutrient but rich in others?

1) Potassium is essential to our health, however excess potassium may lead to unwanted symptoms, including muscle spasms, fatigue, heart arrhythmia, and kidney malfunctions. So it can be difficult to know how much to eat in a day, especially as many every-day, diabetes-fighting foods supply potassium, including cantaloupe, brussels sprouts, spinach, sweet potatoes, avocados and broccoli.

2) 1 cup of eggplant, also known as AUBERGINE, provides just 5% of the daily recommended intake of potassium. The antioxidant anthocyanins of eggplant help reduce inflammation, and have been linked with increased insulin sensitivity.

3) 1 cup of raspberries gives you just 5% of your daily recommended intake of potassium. But they are a rich source of vitamin C, which plays a role in post-meal glucose regulation, and quercetin, which can work to lower fasting blood glucose.

4) 1 fig provides only 2% of the daily recommended intake of potassium. But figs are excellent for acquiring magnesium, which helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, vitamin B6, which helps to break down protein, and copper, which helps to distribute energy around the body.

5) 1 grapefruit provides less than 5% of the daily recommended intake for potassium. But this fruit is rich in anti-diabetes nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and other powerful antioxidants, including beta-carotene, lycopene, and flavones.

6) 1 bell pepper supplies just 6% of the RDI for potassium. But it also gives you important diabetes-fighting nutrients, including the antioxidants lutein, quercetin, and capsaicin, which have been shown to reduce diabetes-related inflammation.

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