Skip Nav
Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipe
Healthy Recipes
If You Want to Lose Weight and Still Drink, Read This
Are Evening Workouts Good For You?
Beginner Fitness Tips
5 Reasons Working Out at Night Will Change Your Life
Foods that Contain Melatonin
Women's Health
Eat Your Way Out of Sleeplessness With Any of These 7 Melatonin-Rich Foods

How to Eat For Your Daily Dose of Potassium

Bananas are great sources of potassium, but eating one of these yellow fruits won't be enough to supply your body with the recommended daily intake (RDI) of this important mineral. Every day, you need to make sure to get 4,200 mg of potassium for digestion, to maintain healthy blood pressure, to carry out muscle contractions, and also for proper nerve, kidney, and heart functions. Since potassium is found in so many nutritious foods, you shouldn't have any problems getting your RDI. If you're not sure you're hitting the mark, I made a chart of what I ate yesterday to consume my daily potassium. To see it,

.

Meal Food Potassium (mg)
Breakfast 6 oz. Stonyfield Farms low-fat vanilla yogurt 367
1 cup of GoLean Crunch cereal 300
1 small sliced banana 362
6 oz. orange juice 332
Lunch 2 outer leaves of romaine lettuce, chopped 140
8 baby carrots, sliced 190
1/2 cup sliced cucumber 76
1 small celery stalk, sliced 44
1/4 medium red pepper, diced 63
1 plum tomato, sliced 147
1/2 avocado 487
7 walnuts, chopped 123
1/2 cup garbanzo beans 206
25 raisins 24
Optional Snack
(for pre-workout)
4-oz. cup of lowfat cottage cheese 109
1/2 cup diced cantaloupe 208
Dinner 3 oz. grilled halibut 490
2 cups spinach, steamed 335
1 small baked sweet potato 285
Total potassium intake 4,288 mg

It really isn't that hard to get enough potassium, as long as you include a variety of fruits, veggies, and lean protein. If you're interested in knowing what other foods contain potassium, check out this list.

Source

From Our Partners
The Best Fitness and Health Hotels and Resorts
Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes
Spring Superfoods to Make You Feel Better
Healthy Avocado Recipes
Foods that Contain Melatonin
Best Superfoods 2018
What Is a Sex Headache?
High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes
Vegan Meals Offering Complete Proteins Under 400 Calories
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Keto Matcha Coconut Balls Recipe
Healthy Dinner Recipes
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds