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The main health issue to worry about when avoiding high potassium foods would be for those with heart problems. This is why potassium supplements are so low in potassium or why they use potassium for executions. The heart needs potassium, but too much can lead to cardiac arrest.

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Yes, there are risks with eating food with high amounts of potassium such as a banana. Some of the risks are heart problems, and cardiac arrest. Over time, these problems can kill you.

However, keep in mind that you would need to eat about 250 bananas in a day to reach a lethal dose of potassium, so it's highly unlikely to die from normal amounts of potassium in food.

Under most circumstances, your body maintains blood levels of potassium within a tight range, so it is not usually possible to produce symptoms of toxicity through intake of potassium-containing foods. However, high intakes of potassium salts (potassium chloride and potassium bicarbonate) may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and ulcers. In addition, certain medications can cause elevated potassium levels. Your kidneys play an important role in eliminating excess potassium from the body, so if you suffer from kidney disease, your doctor may have you limit your intake of potassium. The National Academy of Sciences has not established a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for potassium.

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