Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 6 Foods with More Potassium than a Banana

6 Foods with More Potassium than a Banana

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured

I worry a lot about vitamin deficiencies. Maybe it’s because I don’t eat dairy, not by choice, I have a casein allergy. However, the thing that keeps me up at night most often is what I’m not getting enough of in my diet. I thought I had potassium all figured out. After all, I eat a banana every morning (at 400-milligrams), either on-the-go, in my smoothie, or on a slice of whole grain toast with almond butter. But it turns out that my banana proof method may not be the sole way to get my daily share of potassium.

Here are six foods that pack more potassium than a banana, thus work to ward off depression, insomnia, heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure to boot…

 

1. Beans

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart, the more you eat…the most potassium you’re getting (so get your mind out of the toilet). Choose your favorite bean—from kidney bean to black bean or from navy bean to pinto bean to pack more potassium into your meals.

While kidney beans boast the highest amount of potassium per cup serving (at 600-milligrams), mix up the type and manner in which you serve your beans by adding lima, pinto, edamame, black, and white beans to soups, salads, dips, stews, and burritos.

beans

 

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 10 Nutrient Deficiencies that Can Cause Depression
    Not feeling great lately? It’s possible you’ve picked up a cold or some other kind of infection.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Clear Signs of Zinc Deficiency
    Of all the essential minerals, we're perhaps the least familiar with zinc, the element required to keep your immune system and cell devision running smoothly.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Get Salty About These 8 Sodium-Filled Foods
    We all need salt to function properly, but the problem is most foods have added sodium—lots of it—that can increase the risk of heart problems.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Tricky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables
    Telling your kids to eat something "because it's good for you" doesn't always fly. In fact, as a parent, you know it can have the opposite effect in some cases.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 High-Fat Foods Nutritionists Swear By
    It's been a long time since nutritionists and health experts dispelled the idea that fat is all bad.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Video: #GrowFood is Killer Song with an Inspiring Social Message
    "Grow Food," is not only my new favorite new song EVER, but also an inspiring project from Appetite for Change's summer youth program in collaboration with the Beats and Rhymes...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Fake "Health" Foods to Avoid
    New Year's resolutions bring commitments to get fit and be healthy, and that means eating better.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Signs Your Body Needs More Fiber
    Getting bound up is one of the most common indications that you need more fiber in your diet.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • When History Gave Good Foods a Bad Rap...
    Most of us know that to remain healthy, our diets should consist of a balance and variety of fresh, unprocessed foods.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Seafood Catches to Buyer Beware
    Seafood can make an excellent addition to a diet. Fish—which is often low in unhealthy fat (like saturated fat) and high in healthy fat (like omega-3 fatty acids)—in particular...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The 12 Least Worst Junk Foods
    From time to time it strikes, sometimes with warning signs, but often out of nowhere. It’s a craving for junk food, and it can be powerful.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Healthy Benefits of Pumpkins
    When we think of pumpkins we often think of jack-o-lanterns and trick or treating. We often buy them as festive decorations for Halloween or even as the filling to our favorite...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Not So Healthy "Health" Foods
    Those who go seeking out health foods usually do so with the best intentions—maybe you’re trying to cut refined sugar or lose a bit of weight.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 5 More Effective Eating Tips to Chew On
    How often do you think about, no scrutinize the manner in which you chew? Sure, chewing comes naturally and we often munch away our meals without regard for how our chewing method...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Whole Wheat Bread Vs. White Bread: Which is Healthier
    Although many of you can probably guess the outcome of this next match up, we’re letting whole wheat and white bread go head-to-head to see which loaf is healthier.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice