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    Using Salt Products for Iodine and Potassium

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    I'm wondering if taking fortified salt products can substitute for iodine and potassium. Specifically, I'm thinking about using Iodized Salt, widely-available in supermarkets for Iodine, and Morton's Salt Substitute, not so widely available, as I've found, for Potassium.

    The alternative would be to rely on kelp/iodine supplements or foods with high potassium content: bananas (high glycemic) and avocadoes (too much PUFA and too damn, expensive). What do you think?

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    lots of foods have potassium, salt water fish, pork, lamb, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli. Personally, I don't like fake salt (mainly because its fake), There are so many better sources to get potassium.

    Iodine is in shellfish, seaweed, eggs, meat, dairy, and salt water fish. Personally I've been making the switch from mortons iodized salt to sea salt, since sea salt has trace minerals from the sea in it. I also like the taste of sea salt better.

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    the amounts of iodine and potassium in fortified salts isn't enough. relying on those sources are going to throw your potassium/sodium ratios way off.

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    What is the proper ratio between K and I?

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    the amounts of iodine and potassium in fortified salts isn't enough. relying on those sources are going to throw your potassium/sodium ratios way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choppedliver View Post
    What is the proper ratio between K and I?
    According to this site: Potassium - to - Sodium Ratio Affects Overall Health Part 2: Imbalance Often Leads to Hypertension
    it's 110:7 by weight, which practically no one gets in their regular diet.

    I use both Iodized sea salt and a kelp supplement to up my iodine intake. My potassium intake has always been awful. I need to figure out how to fix that.
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    Potassium:
    Swiss chard, crimini mushrooms, spinach, celery, mustard greens, broccoli, winter + summer squash, cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, collard greens. And obviously, banana.
    Iodine:
    Kelp/sea vegetables, which make delicious food, by the way!, yogurt, eggs, sea fish, strawberries.
    It is really that difficult?

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