Potassium Rich Foods: The List
This post provides a list of potassium rich foods, in descending order of concentration:
Foods that are richest in potassium are listed first.
A plant related to parsley that boasts a solid 4.1 grams of potassium per 100 of this delicate herb, also known as Garden Chervil.
Around 2 grams each on a hundred, 2 % in other words, which is pretty high indeed. Cayenne pepper has a lot of other health benefits as well, and it’s especially good for the heart.
Has 1.5 % potassium content. Cocoa is the real reason why dark chocolate is considered (fairly) healthy, and cocoa’s high potassium levels are only one reason it’s so incredibly beneficial to your health. Another is the large concentration of bioflavonoids: these are powerful natural anti-oxidants.
750-825 milligram, or just under 1 %. Raisins are a very alkalizing food and a great –and healthy– sweetener. Their high potassium content explains why.
1 gram. Nuts are good for you, and pistachios are the potassium richest of the bunch.
Have just under 1 gram potassium per hundred, as well as prostate protective properties!
Very sweet, and 696 milligram of potassium per 100 gram of dried dates.
White beans are high in soluble fiber, very filling and a good source of potassium: 561 milligram on 100 grams.
Avocados are really a fruit, but taste a lot more like a vegetable though. They have a lot of smart fat, and a whooping 485 milligram of potassium.
Finally, bananas have the least concentration of potassium, yet with 358 milligram per 100 gram (and one small banana weighs in at roughly 100 gram) they are a valid source of this super mineral.
Potassium Rich Foods, the Benefits:But wait a minute, why would you want to eat foods that are rich in potassium?
Here are just some major benefits of this micro nutrient:
If you want more details on the exact potassium content of bananas, you can find them here in my post how much potassium in a banana.
Sometimes it helps to approach matters from the other direction.
Let me list just some of the adverse effects on your health, should you have a potassium deficiency:
Scared? Don’t be.
If you just include some of these potassium rich foods in your diet on a regular basis, there should be nothing to worry about.
A good potassium supplement like potassium chloride or potassium citrate might be advisable if you do sports and consequently sweat a lot.
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