Getting Enough Potassium

  July 11, 2013  |    Blog

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We often hear how important a low sodium diet is and that people should aim for less than 2300 mg per day.  However, what’s often left out is how important it is to also aim for a high potassium diet, consuming at least 4700 mg per day.    Bananas are always praised for their high potassium content, but they’re not the only way to meet your daily needs.  Here are more foods that are high in potassium:

Beans, Dark Leafy Greens, Baked Potatoes (with the skin), Dried Apricots, Acorn Squash, Fish (such as Salmon), Avocados, and Mushrooms.

We’ve posted many recipes using these ingredients, such as this Barbecue Salmon, this Spinach and Quinoa Casserole, and this Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic and Parsley.

If you haven’t already, give them a try!  After all, getting all your nutrients is more fun when you’re recipes are tasty!

What’s your favorite potassium-rich food?

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