Where did we learn that bananas are the richest form of potassium?
🥴There are at least 10 plant-based foods that are higher in potassium than bananas (per 100 gram servings).
🪨We talk about the need for minerals and electrolytes on low-carb, ketogenic, meat-based, carnivore diets.
🍯Yes, we don’t feel electrolyte deficiencies on a carb-filled diet—we retain more water.
⚠️But that doesn’t mean you’re sufficient in electrolytes. You may just be masking the issue with excess water.
❤️🩹Eating carbs to feel better balanced with electrolytes may just be a band-aid.
But it’s not getting to root cause.
🍌Bananas or avocados don’t give you more potassium than say, pork.
🐖For one, gram for gram, pork trumps both in potassium amounts.
🐷Two, there’s less sugar in pork to mess with the electrolyte/mineral balance.
🍬High sugar intake with elevated insulin has shown to INCREASE the excretion of magnesium by the kidneys (tubular reabsorption), which also happens with calcium.
🍭So more sugar requires more need for magnesium (and calcium).
⬇️And magnesium depletion produces secondary potassium depletion.
🥑Avocados are a decent option if you don’t have sensitivities to plant toxins.
🥓But if you do, pork is always a better option.
💡As we’ll see in this mineral series, plant-based foods aren’t the only ones with minerals.
❓Masking electrolyte issues?
⚠️But that’s not fixing mineral/electrolytes imbalances.
Maybe eating meat-based helps us to get closer to root cause.
💡Heal mineral imbalances first.
⛑THEN if you decide to add fruit thereafter (for taste, for variety, for pleasure), that’s a great place to be.