These potassium-rich foods might surprise you.
When it comes to potassium, bananas may seem like the go-to food to get your fill of this mineral—one medium banana has around 420 mg, that's 12 percent of your daily value. Found mainly in fruits and vegetables, potassium can help you ward off muscle cramps. It's also important for keeping your heart healthy and your blood pressure in a healthy range. That's because potassium helps counteract the blood pressure-raising effect of sodium. But bananas aren't the only potassium superstars. Here are 8 foods with more potassium per serving than a banana and flavorful recipes to enjoy them.
4 ounces = 15 percent daily value.
1/2 cup pureed = 16 percent daily value.
3. Yogurt (nonfat plain)
1 cup = 18 percent daily value.
4. Baked Acorn Squash
1 cup cubed = 26 percent daily value.
5. Dried Apricots
1/2 cup = 22 percent daily value.
6. Baked Potato (with skin)
1 medium potato = 26 percent daily value.
7. White Beans
1/2 cup = 17 percent daily value.
8. Dark Leafy Greens
1 cup cooked spinach = 24 percent daily value.
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