Ever suffered from muscle cramps?  Potassium is an essential nutrient to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in your body; it’s a required mineral for the function of several organs, including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and works with sodium to support cellular function.  Symptoms of low potassium are highly undesirable and can include severe headaches, dehydration, heart palpitations and swelling of glands and tissues, and muscle cramps.  Below are a list of great sources of Potassium you can get from Real Food, and beside each food you’ll find the % of the daily value of recommended Potassium each contains.  Bananas are usually the “go-to” for Potassium, but surprisingly they’re 10th on the list!

Best Food Sources of Potassium:

  1. 1 whole Avocado (30%)
  2. 1 Cup Acorn Squash (26%)
  3. 1 Cup cooked Spinach (24%)
  4. 1 whole Sweet Potato (24%)
  5. ½ filet of Wild Caught Salmon (22%)
  6. ½ Cup Dried Apricots (22%)
  7. 1 whole Pomegranate (19%)
  8. 1 Cup Coconut Water (17%)
  9. ½ Cup White Beans (15%)
  10. 1 large Banana (14%)

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