Potassium is an important mineral and its main job is to help to keep blood pressure healthy. Just as sodium, found in salt increases blood pressure, potassium has the opposite effect, helping to keep blood pressure healthy. Potassium is also needed to help your muscles to work well and for a healthy nervous system.
Where can I find Potassium?
Bananas are famous as a source of potassium but you will also find potassium in dried fruit, mushrooms, chicken, nuts and seeds. Dark chocolate is also a good source.
Potassium – Benefits at a glance:
How much Potassium do I need everyday?
The RDA or Recommended Daily Amount for Potassium is 2000mg per day.
|Potassium in Food (per 100g)||Need 2000mg per day|
|Baked potato with skin||630mg|
|Green and Brown Lentils||310mg|
|Ready-to-eat dried apricots||1380mg|
|Peanuts and Raisins||824mg|
How can I eat More Potassium?
SuperValu Hazelnuts 150g
SuperValu Brazil Nuts 150g
Blue Diamond Almonds Oven Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt
Blue Diamond Almonds Wasabi Soy Sauce Flavour
Acti Snack Nut Mix Multi Pack 5 x 35g
Chai Bia Milled Chai Seeds 315g