A nurse instructs a client at risk for hypokalemia about the foods high in potassium that should be included in the daily diet. The nurse determines that the client understands the food sources of potassium if the client states that the food item lowest in potassium is:
Rationale: A medium apple provides about 159 mg of potassium. A large carrot provides 341 mg, spinach (3 1/2 oz) provides 470 mg, and a medium avocado provides 1097 mg of potassium.
Test-Taking Strategy: Note the strategic words LOWEST IN POTASSIUM. Recalling the potassium content of the foods identified in the options will direct you to option A. Review the foods that are high and low in potassium content if you had difficulty with this question.