When you think about potassium you instantly want to grab a banana. Why does our body need Potassium? Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that plays a significant role in metabolism, water, and chemical balance in the body. Muscle contractions, nerve impulses and regulation of heartbeat require potassium. If you are not a big fan of bananas we have 6 other options.
There are not only rich in Vitamin A but also contain a good amount of potassium. We love eating sweet potato mash as a side.
Refreshing and delicious. Who knew watermelon contains 641 mg of potassium when chomping down 2 watermelon wedges?!
Dark leafy greens are good for you so this one is a no-brainer. 1 cup of frozen spinach contains 540 mg of potassium. Even better-frozen spinach is inexpensive and pairs great with pasta dishes!
Not everyone likes them but a cup of cooked beets contains a great amount of potassium. If you are looking for something to snack on try beet chips they usually contain around 90 mg of potassium per serving.
Chances are you are already buying canned black beans for their protein – but they are also a great potassium source.
These hearty greens are loaded with good stuff like calcium, iron, vitamins A,C and K! Plus one cup of cooked chard has a massive amount of 961 mg potassium.