How can I prevent hyperkalemia (high potassium)?
If you’ve had hyperkalemia or are at risk for it, a low-potassium diet is the best way to protect your health. You may need to cut back on, or completely cut out, certain high-potassium foods, such as:
- Citrus fruits and juices, such as oranges and grapefruit.
- Cooked spinach.
- Melons like honeydew and cantaloupe.
- Prunes, raisins and other dried fruits.
- Pumpkin and winter squash.
- Salt substitutes that contain potassium.
- Tomatoes and tomato-based products like sauces and ketchup.