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    What are the daily potassium requirements?

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    Melanie says you can get all the potassium you need from 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables. How could this would achieve the recommended level of 4.7 grams for a male?
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    The daily potassium AI (adequate inatake) for adult male is 100 mmol/day (3800 mg /day).

    Potassium of fruit and vegetetables varies widely. Potassium content of fruit varies from roughly 3.5 mmol/serve to more tha 10 mmol per serve, and same with vegetables. Other food such as potato, meat, dairy, nuts and legumes are also good sources of potassium. Most Australian will get enough potassium from their diet without thinking too much about it. It is usually a struggle for people to follow a LOW potassium diet due to varioues reasons. In short, most adults will be able to meet their requirement through regular varied diet during normal circumstances. 

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