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Can you get potassium naturally from foods?

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Good natural food sources of potassium include:

Keep in mind that some types of cooking, such as boiling, can decrease the potassium content in some foods.

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Nuts, like almonds and peanuts
  • Citrus fruits
  • Leafy, green vegetables
  • Milk
  • Potatoes

From: Potassium WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Institute of Health Medline Plus: "Potassium." United States Department of Agriculture: "Dietary Reference Intakes: Electrolytes and Water." FDA, CFSAN: "FDA-approved potassium health claim notification for potassium containing foods."



The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Potassium."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Institute of Health Medline Plus: "Potassium." United States Department of Agriculture: "Dietary Reference Intakes: Electrolytes and Water." FDA, CFSAN: "FDA-approved potassium health claim notification for potassium containing foods."



The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Potassium."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

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