The amount of potassium in your diet is determined by many factors, including your overall health, how often you eat it, how much you eat and what you eat.
But in recent years, more Americans have become concerned that the amount of the mineral in processed foods has increased.
The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the food industry, says potassium is one of many minerals that can contribute to the risk of heart disease.
So, the FDA recently published a new study on how much potassium is in processed food.
The researchers analyzed more than 5,000 processed foods sold in stores across the U.S. from 2009 to 2014.
They found that in those foods that used potassium-rich vegetable oils, such as sautéed broccoli and cabbage, or made with potatoes, more than half the potassium content came from vegetable oils.
And potassium content in processed meats and processed dairy products was higher.
In their analysis, the researchers said the most common reason for high potassium content was that processed foods were made with too much salt, and a lower amount of protein.
But they also said that processed meats also often contain high levels of fat, sodium, sugar and sodium chloride.
They also found that processed vegetables and fruits, which tend to have higher potassium content, were linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and that potassium in meat also may contribute to heart disease risk.
“Processed foods may be a significant source of sodium in processed meat products, especially in the form of trans fat and other ingredients that are high in sodium and sodium-containing compounds,” the researchers wrote.
“The increased sodium content in trans fat may increase the absorption of sodium, which may further increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.”
The FDA has made it easier for consumers to identify processed foods that contain too much potassium.
In a statement, the agency said it has increased the labeling of processed foods with labels that state “processed” and “potassium,” and added more information about the potassium in processed products.
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