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A Varied List of Foods with Potassium

Whether you have high blood pressure or not, an extensive list of foods with potassium will help support cellular health.

Potassium is a mineral that is not stored in the body like other minerals, therefore, you an ample source every day. It is essential for the body’s cells to live.

Most foods contain some potassium, but you may need to select those types rich in potassium to support the body`s fight against disease.

I have grouped the foods into 4 categories for easier selection depending on each individual`s need or condition. The foods are listed by their potassium content; from very rich, rich, very good, to good.

The Top Level – Foods Very Rich in Potassium

  1. Dulse – seaweed
  2. Kelp – seaweed
  3. Sunflower seed
  4. Wheat germ
  5. Almond
  6. Raisin
  7. Parsley
  8. Brazil nut
  9. Lettuce
  10. Endives
  11. Lambs quarters
  12. Radish Chinese
  13. cabbage
  14. Dandelion root
  15. Dill

Foods, abundant in potassium should be sought after if this mineral is being leached from your system through diuretics or other drugs. Take caution when doing so. Either ask your doctor if the drugs you are taking increase or decrease potassium levels, or look at the information/side effects slip that comes with your prescription.

The Second Level – Foods Rich in Potassium

  1. Cucumber
  2. Spinach
  3. Figs; Dried Figs
  4. Dates
  5. Avocado
  6. Wheat bran
  7. Pecan
  8. Yam
  9. Swiss Chard
  10. Soybean
  11. Garlic
  12. Tomato
  13. Beans
  14. Celery Root
  15. Garden Cress

This second list of foods containing Potassium have many salad items included in it. Choose only one or two from this list, using other foods not so high in potassium to have a balanced variety.

The Third Level – Foods With Potassium That is Fairly High

  1. Asparagus
  2. Carrot
  3. Plum
  4. Radish
  5. Turnip
  6. Mushroom
  7. Walnut
  8. MIllet
  9. Banana
  10. Broccoli
  11. Squash
  12. Coriander
  13. Red Cabbage
  14. White Cabbage
  15. Turmeric

This is a nice mixture of potassium rich foods. There are about 4 or 5 ingredients that would do nicely for a vegetable soup along with a herb to season.

They are not too high in potassium so they can be used as groups more safely.

Use your own judgement, but if you`re unsure and there could be complications, consult your doctor or dietician.

The 4th Level – Foods With a Good Amount of Potassium

  1. Cayenne
  2. Chives
  3. Egg Plant
  4. Beet
  5. Lentils
  6. Papaya
  7. Peach
  8. Orange
  9. Raspberry
  10. Strawberry
  11. Cherry
  12. Grape
  13. Onion
  14. Apple

The potassium content of foods in this last list is not as high as the rest, never-the-less, they are still a good source too. There are a few fruits listed that could make a juicy fruit salad for dessert.

Did you find what you were looking for? These foods are only a small sample of what`s available.

There`s a lot more food that can supply your diet with enough potassium, helping your system bring blood pressure down naturally.

 

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