August 24, 2007

Numbers Game: Answer

Which of the following foods provides the most potassium?

1 medium baked potato

That's right! Although bananas tend to be the potassium representatives, one medium baked potato (eaten with skin and all) provides 610 milligrams of this crucial (yet often under-consumed) mineral.

In comparison, 1 cup of skim milk contains 382 milligrams, eight ounces of yogurt provide 579 milligrams, and the mighty banana clocks in at 422 milligrams.

Aim for approximately 4500 milligrams of potassium a day to keep blood pressure as well as bone health in check. Remember, the more natural your food, the more potassium it contains.

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