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Soft Drinks High in Potassium

Soft drinks are bought and consumed by millions of people worldwide every single day. Soft drinks are easily the most popular non-alcoholic beverages in the world. Some people, however, are worried about potential health problems that can result from drinking soft drinks. Levels of potassium in soft are of a concern to some people. This article will discuss the basics of potassium in the diet, look at the dangers of potassium for certain people, determine soft drinks high in potassium and list soft drinks low in potassium.

Potassium is a mineral that is vital to normal body function. While I won’t go into scientific details, potassium can lower the risks of some heart diseases and high blood pressure. Orange juice, potatoes, bananas, avocados, tomatoes, broccoli and apricots are all major sources of potassium. Studies on daily potassium intake actually show people don’t have enough potassium in their diets, so a little extra potassium from soft drinks can actually be beneficial for your health. Too much potassium can lead to health problems, but it is very rare for people to be consuming too much potassium.

Potassium can be dangerous for certain people. Those suffering from kidney diseases or on renal dialysis should avoid consuming much potassium as the kidneys are responsible for removing potassium from the bloodstream. Additionally, some prescription medicines react badly with potassium so you should always read all the information that comes with your medication. Now you know the basics of potassium in your diet and know who should avoid too much potassium. Now let’s look at soft drinks high in potassium.

List of soft drinks high in potassium:

  • Diet Mountain Dew
  • Caffeine Free Diet Mountain Dew
  • Diet Pepsi Lime
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry
  • Pepsi One
  • Pepsi Lime
  • Jazz Soft Drinks (all of them)

  • Coca-Cola with Lime
  • Coca-Cola Zero
  • Fresca
  • Fresca Black Cherry
  • Fresca Peach
  • Sprite Zero
  • Fanta Berry
  • Fanta Zero Orange

Note that these are the soft drinks highest in potassium. The amount of potassium is still much lower than those foods listed above.

List of soft drinks low in potassium:

  • Pepsi
  • Caffeine Free Pepsi
  • Pepsi Wild Cherry
  • Coca-Cola
  • Caffeine Free Coca-Cola
  • Diet Coke
  • Caffeine Free Diet Coke
  • Cherry Coke
  • Sprite
  • Vanilla Coke
  • Fanta Orange
  • Fanta Grape
  • Fanta Lemon
  • Fanta Citrus
  • Fanta Apple
  • Fanta Strawberry

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that these lists are accurate at the time of printing, the potassium content of any of these soft drinks may have changed. Always read the label before consuming any soft drinks.

So there you have it. Unless you have kidney diseases or are on medications where you are warned to limit potassium intake, the potassium in soft drinks is extremely unlikely to cause any health problems. If you are trying to increase potassium intake then soft drinks are probably not the best solution. You are better off eating a banana a day (or drinking a milkshake), drinking orange juice or eating one of the other foods listed above. You need to drink a lot of soft drinks to get to the recommended daily intake of potassium.

Related Topics:

High potassium in the body – Find out more about Hyperkalemia (high potassium in the blood).

Low potassium in the body – Find out more about Hypokalemia (low potassium in the blood).

(16) Comments

  1. i cant have potassium, is root beer high or low i dont see it on your list, i can only drink sprite or 7up i sure would like some root beer ..thank you

  2. According to my research, root beer contains very little potassium. However, I recommend reading the label before consumption just to check.

    As a funny little fact, there is actually an “International Root Beer Day” that is ‘celebrated’ on December 4.

  3. I’ve noticed that WalMart products all have potassium listed in their Nutrition Facts. Is this being mandated by a NEW law for the label change or is WalMart just being a “nice guy”???

    Because of my kidney problems I have a high level of potassium, I now buy a majority of my grocery items which are WalMart brand products so I know what the quantities of potassium they contain and that does help me to keep my potassium within acceptable limits.


  4. @ Bob M.

    Laws vary between different countries and states. However, all food and drinks should list the nutritional content of the food. Unfortunately, companies can often get away with leaving out the amount of certain nutrients (such as potassium). If WalMart lists the amount of potassium on all their products keep buying them until other brands start fully reporting all nutritional information.

  5. What about my two favorite soft drinks: Diet-Rite Cola and Canada Dry Diet Cranberry Ginger Ale?

    I would really like to know!

    Mara in Miami, with kidney issues.

  6. From my research:

    Diet-Rite Cola contains very little potassium.
    Canada Dry Diet Cranberry Ginger Ale contains a high amount of potassium.

    However, as I stated above, always read the labels!

  7. Do you know how much potassium is in 20 oz. Diet Snapple Raspberry Tea? I have to limit potassium. Thanks!

  8. Strangely, I can’t find any information on how much potassium is in Diet Snapple Raspberry Tea. I went to Snapple’s official website and it looks like they don’t report the potassium level, although one of the ingredients is potassium citrate. I would advise you to stop drinking it and contact Snapple to see if they can give you more exact details.

  9. Where you said “Potassium is a mineral that is vital to normal boy function. ” am I to assume this doesn’t apply to girls? The problem with soft drinks is that while potassium is listed in its ingredients it isn’t usually listed in the “Nutrition” box so I have no idea how much is present.

  10. Whoops! It is supposed to say ‘body’ function. I’ve fixed it now.

    I know it can be very annoying when the amount of certain minerals (like potassium) is not reported. Unfortunately, companies are not required to report those amounts in many parts of the world.

  11. Dr Pepper (non diet version) contains no potassium. I can’t find specifics on Diet Dr Pepper. Might be best to email or call the Dr Pepper company and see if they give out that information.

    I also can’t find specific on Verner’s Diet Ginger Ale but I have seen potassium citrate as one of the ingredients. All I can say is that it probably contains a reasonably high amount of potassium.

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