If I said “you need to eat more potassium,” I bet the first food that pops into your head is a banana. Nothing wrong with that, bananas do have a substantial amount of potassium – about 420 mg per medium banana, to be specific.
For now, forget the banana, it gets enough attention already.
I wanna shine the spotlight on three oft-forgotten foods that provide a good amount of potassium:
Enter…Chicken Breast, White Potato, and Avocado
- 4 oz cooked chicken breast has about 300 mg of potassium.
So not only is chicken breast a great source of low-fat protein, it’s also a good source of potassium…pretty cool.
- 4 oz cooked white potato has over 600 mg of potassium.
Just so happens, chicken breast and white potatoes make a great, protein-and-carb-rich post-workout meal…one that’ll provide a hefty amount of potassium, too…extra cool.
- 1/2 an Avocado has almost 500 mg of potassium.
If you’re familiar with my (nutrition) work, you know that I recommend having some low-carb meals that are rich in protein and healthy fat. Sticking with chicken breast as our protein, you could opt for half of an avocado as your source of fat. Not only would that provide you with a good dose of monounsaturated fatty acids, it’d also provide a nice dose of potassium…Flippin’ Sweet!
Related Reading: Simple Way to Add Potassium to Your Diet
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