Is eating 3 bananas a day too much potassium for your body?
Yes there is such a thing as too much, but I can't imagine 3 bananas would get you there.
You can overdo anything, really... but 3 bananas a day shouldn't hurt you. Do you log foods on here? It should give you an idea of how much potassium you're taking in every day. :)
Personally, I love bananas and eat about 2-3 a day. Haven't had any problems yet. lol Helps keep me from getting charlie horses!
3 Bananas won't put u overboard! Plus, when you consume sodium and potassium, the two balance each other out.
Potassium is the hardest mineral for me to get the full RDA of. I never get even close to 4700mg a day. More like 1500mg on a good day.
A large, 8-9 inch banana only has 487mg so you would have to eat about 10 bananas a day just to barely exceed the recommended daily allowance.
I have the same problem brian_. Always less than half of what I need for Potassium, and always around double the amount of sodium (1500) I should get.
One big banana has 800mg of potassium. You need about 3500mg daily.
I'm really trying to eat enough potassium and don't know how to get the numbers there! If this tool is correct, I may never make it. :-(
I'm typing in my best guess as to how to really get there (without consuming 10 bananas). Rather I'm including one each of the following: lg coffee, lg banana, 1/2 cup sweet potato, lg apple, 1/2 cup dried apricots, 3 oz carrots and find that I'm less than half way there. Any suggestions??
I'm pretty sure no person of average determination gets there - why isn't this a health crisis?
I'm struggling with trying to get enough potassium each day - if I'm not having potatoes for dinner, I always seem to be short. I eat bananas, broccoli. It's making me nuts. I always seem to be low on potassium and I DON'T want to eat 40 bananas.
I'd like some snack type food ideas that could get me to the number I need!