I'm home from NIH and the doctor called to tell me that I'm low on Potassium so I need a supplement. I looked at a list of potassium-rich foods and it's no wonder I'm low: dried fruits, fresh fruits (bananas, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges), fresh vegetables (beets, greens, spinach, peas, tomatoes, mushrooms), fresh meats (turkey, fish, beef), fresh juices (orange), canned juices (grapefruit, prune, apricot). I can't eat most of the fresh fruits, but I should start eating bananas. I definitely can't handle eating the fresh vegetables when my stomach is upset. Orange juice is high in acid, which can upset my stomach, and so can grapefruit. I'm not touching prune juice. It's very hard to get potassium in my diet when everything is against me right now. Potassium pills are huge too - like horse pills.
The theme for this week will be Potassium. Bring on the bananas!