Are you getting enough potassium? Probably not. I do think I don’t. 4,700 milligrams of potassium is needed by the body daily to keep blood pressure down and reduce the risk of kidney stones and bone loss. That’s why I try to eat a piece of banana with my breakfast, but that’s just about it. So, it’s clear I’m not getting the requirement like most women do.
This mineral can be found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. To meet the requirement, one needs to have eight to eleven servings of fruits and vegetables a day. If it is not feasible, a supplement recommended by your physician is your best bet.
Here’s a list of food loaded with potassium:
- potato with skin