Today people do not eat enough potassium, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and other ailments. So we want to go over foods with the highest levels of potassium.
HERE ARE 10 FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN POTASSIUM:
1. SWEET POTATO
One baked sweet potato, or 146g, contains a whopping 694mg of potassium. Since the recommendation is 4,700mg per day for the standard adult, sweet potatoes are an excellent choice as they are high in nutrients.
2. TOMATO PASTE
1/4 cup of tomato paste contains 664mg of potassium and only 54 calories. If you have leftover canned tomato paste that you don’t know what to do with, try using it in chili, stew, or on a homemade pizza.
3. BEET GREENS
Beet greens are the leaves that top beets, and they taste similar to kale. You could boil it and have it alongside meats, or saute it with olive oil, salt, and garlic to have with an Italian meal. 1/2 cup of cooked beet greens has 655mg of potassium.
One baked potato with the flesh on weighing 156g contains 610mg of potassium. As you can see, if you don’t have any sweet potatoes handy, a regular potato will do just fine.
5. WHITE BEANS
1/2 cup of canned white beans has 595mg of potassium.
An 8oz container of plain, non-fat yogurt has 579mg of potassium, while an 8 oz container of plain, low-fat yogurt comes in at 531mg.
7. CARROT JUICE
3/4 cup has 517mg of potassium.
3oz of cooked halibut contains 490 mg of potassium.
1/2 cup of green, cooked soybeans contains 485mg. Healthy vegetarian soybean recipes include soybean and cabbage casserole, barbecued soybeans, and spaghetti and beanballs using soybeans instead of meat.
10. LIMA BEANS
Finally, 1/2 cup of cooked lima beans has the same amount of potassium as a serving of tuna. Also known as butter beans, you can use lima beans in a plethora of recipes such as in stews, soups, and even in vegetarian burger recipes.
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