Pictured recipe: Taco-Stuffed Avocados
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 potassium-rich foods with more potassium per serving than a banana and flavorful recipes to enjoy them.
Pictured recipe: Edamame & Salmon Stir-Fry with Miso Butter
Salmon is known as a heart-healthy food because it is rich in omega-3s. The potassium in salmon helps your heart also, so there is even more reason to reach for this fish.
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Pictured recipe: Moroccan Chickpea-Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Pictured recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Apricots
This humble and sweet dried fruit is a great way to get in your potassium. Dried apricots are easy to find, unlike fresh, which have a very short season. 1/2 cup of dried apricots also delivers 5 grams of heart-healthy fiber.
Pictured recipe: Roasted Chicken Thighs, Potatoes & Scallions with Herb Vinaigrette
Potatoes have a bad reputation but they are a healthy and delicious nutrient-packed vegetable, especially if you eat the skin. One medium potato has only 160 calories and delivers the minerals magnesium and phosphorus in addition to potassium.
Pictured recipe: White Bean Salad with Cheddar, Bacon & Walnuts
Beans are a great source of plant-based protein and are also high in fiber. Protein and fiber are both satisfying and help fill you up.
Pictured recipe: One-Pot Italian Sausage & Kale Pasta.