- Bananas might get all the credit, but there are other foods that can help you meet your potassium needs.
- Consider adding these potassium-containing foods to your daily meal rotation.
Potassium: It doesn’t necessarily have the same kind of buzz as other minerals (here’s looking at you, magnesium), but it's just as important: We need potassium to support normal cell function, among other things. * (1, 2)
So yes—potassium plays a key role in our health, which is why it’s a good idea to aim to get enough through your daily diet. But while bananas get all the credit for their potassium content, the truth is that there are actually many other food sources out there—some even more so than bananas. In the end, it can be pretty easy for most of us to meet our recommended daily potassium goals—2,600 mg for women 19 and older, and 3,400 mg for men 19 and older—through diet alone. The trick, of course, is knowing where to find it. (1)
Below, find seven foods that contain potassium, rendering them worthy of a spot on your grocery list.