High Potassium Foods

Certain foods that are high in potassium will help you attain the optimal amount of potassium in your diet. The recommended daily allowance for potassium is about 3,500 mg.

For those of you who do a lot of exercising, you will need more potassium than the sedentary individual. As active weight trainers, I'm assuming you sweat quite a bit when you workout.

Since you lose a lot of potassium through sweating, you will need more potassium than the average person. I strongly suggest you try and get your potassium needs met with the food you eat.

By consuming potassium rich foods, you get the added benefit of food synergy which is much more effective than supplements alone.

As long as you eat potassium rich foods on a consistent basis, you should be able to reap the health benefits. Remember, most food labels now have a potassium line item so you can see how much potassium you are getting with each serving.

The following foods are considered food high in protein. If you do a lot of working out, than you may want to include some of these high potassium foods in your diet.

Food High In Potassium

• Apricots
• Lima beans
• Asparagus
• Molasses
• Avocados
• Nuts
• Bananas
• Parsnips
• Beans
• Dry peas and beans
• Cantaloupe
• Potatoes
• Carrots
• Raisins
• Chard
• Sardines
• Citrus fruit
• Spinach
• Juices (grapefruit, tomato, orange)
• Whole grain cereal
• Stewed tomatoes
• Milk
• Flounder
• Catfish
• Trout
• Cod
• Green beans
• Peaches
• Prunes and prune juice
• Pumpkin
• Winter squash
• Yogurt
• Lean pork
• Lean veal

Now, if you are on a potassium restrictive diet, you may want to try and stay away from these high potassium foods.

For a list of food low in potassium, click here.

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