Diet & Plans

Popular Diets, Reviews

The Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cotton Ball Diet

The Cucumber Diet

Low Cholesterol Diet

Mediterranean Diet Plan

3 Day Tuna Diet

1000 Calorie Menu

1200 Calorie Diet

1,400 Calorie Diets

Weight Loss

Metabolism Calculator

Picture of Nutrition Chart

Weight Loss Related to Gender

BMI Calculate Over Weight

Healthy Weight for Height

Weight Related Charts

Picture of a Diet Food Pyramid

Food Pyramid Menu

Perfect or Ideal Weight

Recommended Daily Calorie Intake

Guide to Losing Weight

Easy Diet Plan

A Step-by-Step Weight Loss Plan

Busy Day Diet Planner

Reducing Body Fat

Amount of Time Required to Lose 20, 30 or More Pounds

How to Fight Weight Gain

Fat in Ground Beef

All About Body Fat

6 Steps to Fat Loss

Dealing With Hunger Pain

Weight & Genetics

Metabolic Syndrome

Burning Calories, Tips

Body Fat: Basic Food Groups

How to Lose 10 Pounds

Where Do I Begin?

Why Am I Overweight?

What Should I Weigh?

Weight Loss Plateau

Belly Fat Articles

How to Keep Lost Weight Off Permanently

How to Boost Metabolism

Calories in Eggs

Easy Tortilla Soup Recipe

Cutting Hotdog Calories

The Best 3 Day Diet Plan

The Natural Diet Plan

Dietary Fiber

Fast Food Salads

The Food Pyramid

How Often Should You Weigh?  |  Weight Loss Photos: Before & After  |  What is That White Filling in Donuts?  |  How to Lose One Pound

The Calories Contained in Starchy Foods

Article by Diet Bites

 


Starch Equals Potassium Concerns Which Impact the Heart & Life Itself

While most of the country continues to discover ways to insert more potassium benefits into their daily diet, some individuals suffer from too much in the body. This condition is extremely serious and has the ability to lead to death.

I have personal understanding into this issue as my father suffered from high potassium levels. This condition directly impacts the heart.

His doctors recommended that all water be drained from cooked starchy foods such as potatoes, pasta and rice - and that those foods be severely restricted. At one point, my father had to completely avoid them.

If you've ever cooked a pot of potatoes, you've see the foamy mounds that often accumulate on top amid the cooking process.

While draining off the water assist in ridding some of the starch, this method alone will not significantly reduce potassium.

Health Warning for Individuals Monitoring Potassium Intake: Salt Substitutes Rich in Potassium

One of my father's culprits is that he was also advised to trim back on his sodium intake - and to my mother, that meant tossing out the salt shaker and replacing it with one of the popular salt substitutes. Unfortunately, she didn't realize that salt substitutes are generally loaded with potassium.

Always speak with your doctor before using salt substitutes - even if you don't have a health issue which will be impacted by potassium-rich foods.

If my personal experience sounds familiar and if you or a family member is experiencing excessive potassium readings, please have a serious discussion with the family doctor. Until your appointment, it might be wise to avoid potassium rich foods such as bananas and potatoes.

High Starch Food List

Grain Group Foods Rich in Starch

All bread prepared with flour, including tortillas, pitas, rolls, barley, oats, all rice, couscous, pasta, pastries such as Cheese Danish and donuts. Cereal is also high in starch content, including warm and cold varieties.

High Starch Foods in the Vegetable Group

Corn, potatoes, lentils and winter squash. All are also rich sources of potassium. Potatoes include: sweet potatoes, fingerlings, and those with skins that are brown, white, gold or red.

Food Selection: Based on 1 Cup Unless Stated

KCALS

Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, enriched, dry

692

Rye Bread, one slice

83

Fast foods, pancakes, two

200

Bulgur, dry

479

Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached

455

Fast foods, potato, French fried in vegetable oil, Medium Order

421

Wheat flour, whole-grain

408

Pie, fried pies, fruit - one pie

404

Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk and margarine added

237

Couscous, cooked

176

 


Food Calories | Weight Gain Causes | Weight Loss Plan | The Food Pyramid, Weight Loss | Grapefruit: Health News, Diet Tips

FREE DIETS, DIETING TIPS   MORE

image of eggs

Our Free 10 Day Diet Plan
10 Carrot Diet Plan
Free Three Day Diet Plan
Diet Bites: The Living Diet Plan
The Bikini Diet

METABOLISM   MORE

image of oranges

Metabolism & Weight Loss
The Caloric Burn
Internal Food Processor
The Metabolism Matrix
How to Raise Metabolism

FOOD PYRAMID   MORE

image of pumpkin

Building Diet Menus Using Food Pyramid
Food Pyramid Menu for Dieters
Picture: Food Pyramid, Food Plate
The Amish Diet
How to Lose Weight, Step-by-Step

 

 

 

FREE DIET MENUS   MORE

image of peach

Example of 1000 Calorie Diet Plan
Example of 1200 Calorie Diet Plan
10 Free Diet Planners
10 Dieting Mistakes

Holiday Diet Articles, Menus, Tips, Plans

HEALTH, VITAMINS, HERBS    MORE

image of apples

Body Detox
Diet Binge
Foods That Prevent Ageing
Will Caffeine Promote Weight Loss?
Eggs, Dieting

LOW CALORIES RECIPES   MORE

images of peppers

Quesadilla & Mexican Rice Recipes
Homemade Diet Taco Recipe
Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Diet Chocolate Cake Recipe
Bread Calories, Recipes

 

BODY FAT, OBESITY   MORE

image of fruit

Number of Fat Cells in the Human Body
Fats Necessary in the Daily Diet
Causes of Natural Weight Gain
Lose Belly Fat
Cells of Cellulite

 

WEIGHT CHARTS, TOOLS   MORE

images of grapes

The Problem With Calorie Burn Charts
Your Height, Your Weight
Setting Goal Weight
Ideal Body Weight
Calorie Recommendations

 

FAST FOOD CALORIES  MORE

image of sack of apples

Fast Food Fry Calories
Fast Food Guide for Dieters
Protein in Fast Foods
Burger King Calories
Krispy Kreme Donut Calories

Article Archives  |  Diet Bites  |  Site Disclaimer