Below is a list of potassium rich foods. The values that you see are per 100g of whatever food item. Natural plant foods are usually high in potassium which is in complete contrast to most processed foods which are very low in potassium.
We require a healthy potassium intake to maintain the PH levels in our bodily fluids along with regulating other bodily functions. For example:
Potassium helps and/or aids in:
- regulation of the nervous system
- blood pressure regulation
- the heart and kidneys
- how our muscles work
- adrenal functions
How Much Potassium do we need a Day?
The recommended daily intake of potassium is between 4.5 and 5.0 grams per day. Note that the values in the list of foods high in potassium below are expressed in mg, so divide by 1000 to get the gram value.
It is not very difficult to maintain the recommended level of Potassium. Unfortunately, modern diets and the lack of whole foods leads to potassium deficits which can lead to larger issues. What happens when you do not ingest enough Potassium for long periods of time?
Increased blood pressure
Weakness of the muscles
Potassium Rich Foods List
|Foods High in Potassium||Potassium Content||Sodium content||RDA % *||Calories|
|Dried mixed fruit||880mg||48mg||25%||230|
|Baked Potato + skin||600mg||12mg||17%||130|
|Soya beans boiled||510mg||2mg||15%||140|
|Muesli low salt||450mg||390mg||13%||360|