Potassium is playing an important role in muscle strength, heart health, nervous system and maintain other important organ systems in good condition. You should not underestimate the importance of this mineral in your diet, as if you don’t get enough, you may get a deficiency of it, which will lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches and even experience high blood pressure.
Banana is a good source of potassium, with 422mg in one medium-sized serving, according to the USDA Nutrient Database. While you may not know that there are some better sources than bananas of potassium, add them to your diet plan from now on:
Not only are sweet potatoes inexpensive and tasty, there are many other reasons to love these delicious vegetables, they’re high in vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium as well. One medium-sized sweet potato (around 130 grams) packs 440 mg of potassium. It’s easy to add them in your diet, try them roasted, steamed, grilled or baked, you can add them to soups or your green salads as well.
One medium avocado contains around 700 mg of potassium, this nutrient-dense food can provide almost 20 vitamins and minerals with few calories. Avocados are easy to prepare and eat, some simple ways you can try are:
- The easiest way to eat avocados is eat it raw, sprinkle it lightly with a little salt, pepper and olive oil to taste
- Spread them on your bread or toast and topped with cucumber slices, kiwi slices, tomato slices and or red pepper flakes
- Eating avocados with celery or other leafy greens, this mixture will enhance the digestive process effectively
- Add avocado to scrambled eggs is a great breakfast idea. Just scramble 2 eggs , dice an avocado and stir it in, then cooking until it’s just warmed through. It’s really delicious!
It’s wise to choose an eight-ounce plain low-fat yogurt as a snack, especially after a workout, not only because its rich content of protein, it provides you with 531 milligrams of potassium too.
Beans are loaded with nutrients that are essential to our bodies, such as B vitamins, calcium and potassium. Some types of beans are super high in potassium, including
- White beans-1189 milligrams per cup of potassium
- Edamame-970 milligrams per cup
- Lentils-731 milligrams per cup
- Lima beans-707 milligrams per cup
These fiber and protein packed beans are inexpensive and they’re easy to prepare too. Eat more of these tasty beans!
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