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Old 04-22-2011, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You are probably already getting enough potassium. While potatoes and bananas are a good source of potassium, plenty of other foods are high in potassium (more than 200mg per serving), including:

* Tomatoes and tomato products, such as tomato juice, tomato soup, and tomato sauce
* Nuts and seeds
* Raisins, prunes, and other dried fruits
* Legumes, including peas, lima beans, baked beans, pinto beans, soybeans, and lentils
* Plantains
* Spinach
* Papayas
* Milk and many dairy products, including milk shakes, cheese, and yogurt
* Brussels sprouts
* Orange juice
* Broccoli
* Oranges
* Melons
* Squash and other deep yellow vegetables

Fish, many fortified breakfast cereals (especially bran cereals), and other products made with 100% whole grain wheat flour (such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, or oatmeal) are also good sources of potassium.

Keep in mind that unlike other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron, nutrition labels typically don't list the amount of potassium that is present in foods. That makes it even more important to learn which foods are high in potassium.
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