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Post by Dragon Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:37 pm

Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals.

What's more, a high-potassium diet may help reduce blood pressure and water retention, protect against stroke and prevent osteoporosis and kidney stones.


Potassium Food Sources

Many fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium:

Bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, apricots, grapefruit (some dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, and dates, are also high in potassium)
Cooked spinach
Cooked broccoli
Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Mushrooms
Peas
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Pumpkins
Leafy greens


Juice from potassium-rich fruit is also a good choice:
Orange juice
Tomato juice
Prune juice
Apricot juice
Grapefruit juice


Certain dairy products, such as milk and yogurt, are high in potassium (low-fat or fat-free is best).

Some fish contain potassium:
Tuna
Halibut
Cod
Trout
Rockfish


Beans or legumes that are high in potassium include:
Lima beans
Pinto beans
Kidney beans
Soybeans
Lentils


Other foods that are rich in potassium include:
Salt substitutes (read labels to check potassium levels)
Molasses
Nuts
Meat and poultry
Brown and wild rice
Bran cereal
Whole-wheat bread and pasta



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