People living with celiac disease are at particular risk for potassium deficiency, due to losses from celiac disease related symptoms, which keep you busy in the bathroom awhile and leave you dehydrated. Potatoes are a big help in this case, as they pack a whopping 845mg of potassium per medium potato.
Kids can be picky eaters and kids with autism can strongly prefer certain foods over variety. This leaves both groups in a situation common to most adult Americans – taking in too much sodium and not enough potassium, a situation which can contribute to health risks. It also leaves many parents deeply concerned and puzzled about nutrition and how to balance it, given their children’s tendencies. Potassium supplements can lead to very bad problems, but potatoes generally do not. Check out these gluten free vegan potato recipes for options to fit your family.