Potassium is a really useful micronutrient that not too many of us spend a lot of time thinking about. We’re all world champions when it comes to stuffing our bodies with the macronutrients – proteins, carbs and fats – but when it comes to the micronutrients, we kinda fall by the wayside.
“I’ll get some tomorrow, I promise!” we say. “I’ll eat all the potassium next week!”
Potassium is a big deal, and if you don’t have enough of it in your diet it could be the reason you’re feeling tired, irritated or tense lately. When you consume more of it, you can reduce your blood pressure, lower your risk of stroke and kidney problems.
You might turn around and say, “Well, I eat lots of salt and salt is high in potassium, right?”
Sure it is. But salt is really bad for you!
So, let’s take a look at 10 amazing foods high in potassium that will help to give your diet a boost.
White beans – such as cannelloni beans – are a really good source of potassium and a single 100 gram cup serving gives you 516mg of the nutrient.
Other types of white beans include soy, lima, kidney, legumes, and pinto.
White beans are also jam packed with protein too, and they’re a good way of bulking out your meals. You can add them to curries and stir fries, or you can include them in soups, such as minestrone.
Probably best that you don’t eat them alone, though!….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE