Potassium is an often overlooked nutrient, but getting enough into your diet is important. It allows the kidneys and muscles work to the best of their ability, helps the body maintain a regular heartbeat, and provides energy. To get your daily amount, keep these potassium-rich foods handy at Rittenhouse Claridge:
- Beans. All types of beans — kidney, lima, white, and green beans — are great sources of potassium. A half cup of white beans includes 600 milligrams of potassium.
- Sweet potatoes. Just one medium-sized potato contains 646 milligrams of potassium. Even more impressive is that it contains just 130 calories. Enjoy a sweet potato as a mid-day snack or as a side with dinner.
- Tomato sauces. Marinara is an even better source of potassium than fresh tomatoes. Add a quarter-cup of tomato paste to your pasta and reap the benefits of the 664 milligrams of potassium. Tomato juice contains more than 400 milligrams, too.
Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium [Healthaliciousness]
15 Foods That Are High in Potassium [Health.com]
Foods With More Potassium Than a Banana [Huffington Post]
Potassium and Your CKD Diet [National Kidney Foundation]