Potassium Rich Foods is a video that explains the symptoms of a potassium deficiency and foods you can eat to replenish your potassium stores in your body.
Potassium-rich foods are so important to your health. When your body is lacking potassium, you can suffer from a number of general symptoms that can have a significant impact on your energy level and overall health.
The recommended daily intake of potassium for the average adult is 4,700mg. Unfortunately, many don’t get enough in their daily diet to satisfy this need. This can lead to hypokalemia (low levels of potassium in the body). If you suffer from symptoms like fatigue and weakness, irritability, muscle cramps, heart palpitations, mood changes, and digestive problems, then you might have hypokalemia.
So how can you fix this problem?
Well, you might think that you need to eat a few extra bananas, but you’d be surprised! Although bananas do have potassium (and are both delicious and good for you), they aren’t even close to the top foods that contain potassium. If you really want to better manage a potassium deficiency, you should work some of these foods into your diet.
One of the best foods for potassium is avocados. A single avocado contains 980mg of potassium, almost a quarter of your recommended daily intake. Avocado is not only delicious, but it’s also a very versatile ingredient. You can work avocado into your morning smoothie and you will barely even know it is there!
If your diet includes carbs, sweet potatoes can be absolutely excellent sources, each one containing 541mg. Sweet potatoes can take the place of regular potatoes in almost every application, including mashed and “fried,” making it a great side-dish to work into the main meals of the day.
If you’re looking to drink your potassium, I recommend using coconut water. You get 600mg worth of potassium in each cup, plus a ton of electrolytes. It’s the perfect high-sugar sports drink substitute!
But if you want the king of potassium-loaded foods, you’re going to want beet greens. Each leafy beet green contains a whipping 1,300mg worth of potassium! They are delicious sautéed or, believe it or not, tossed into your morning smoothie!
Potassium deficiencies are very, very common and many people can suffer from them without even realizing it, especially those on a keto diet or who are currently fasting. But if you work these foods into your diet, your body will have all the potassium that it needs to stay healthy!
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[Video Transcription] Potassium Rich Foods | Required For Good Health
In this video we will undiscover foods that are rich in potassium. Hi, I’m Dr. Zyrowski from NuvisionExcel.com. If you are new to the channel as always it is a pleasure to have you here. Be sure to subscribe and hit that bell notification, join our notification community so that I can be sure to help you excel your health and your life.
In this video we are talking about potassium rich foods. Potassium is a very important nutrient that is necessary in order to carry out some of the different functions in the body. In this video we will talk about some of the deficiency symptoms and some foods that are very high in potassium that you can use to boost those levels in your body.
Now when we look at potassium the daily intake is 4,700mg in the United States. You have to make sure you are getting enough potassium on a regular basis or something called hyperkalemia will set in. That is just a decrease of potassium or low levels of potassium in the body. When we look at hyperkalemia some of the symptoms that can come out of it can be fatigue and weakness. Irritability, anxiety, anxiousness.
Muscle cramps if you are waking up in the middle of the night and you are getting muscle cramps. Heart palpitations this one is a little bit scary. It seems like this is such a simple deficiency but, yet some serious issues can come out of it so heart palpitations is one. Mood changes so someone could have some signs of depression as a result of a potassium deficiency. Then digestive problems so problems digesting your food, constipation. Any digestive problems can be from a potassium deficiency.
When we look at foods that are going to boost potassium levels in your body the one that is really incredible is avocados. One full avocado has 980mg of potassium in it. Next one is sweet potato this is a bit carby for my keto people out there. The sweet potato is loaded with potassium and has 541 mg of potassium in it. Next on the list is spinach it has 540 mg per cup of spinach which is a great source as well.
Coconut water once again is not on the option list for the keto people but coconut water is loaded with potassium 600 mg in a cup of coconut water. This is really good for a sports drink. I tell parents all the time when they are buying their kids Gatorade look to some coconut water. At least it has natural sugars in it, at least it’s got high level of electrolytes in it. Use coconut water especially if you are an athlete and you are looking for a drink it is an excellent option.
Next potassium rich foods we are looking at are white beans, lima beans, navy beans were looking at 829mg per cup of beans. Then next on the list is butternut squash which has 582 mg of potassium per cup. Then beet greens are loaded with potassium. You can sauté them up or you can put them in a smoothie, mix them in with a salad either way loaded up with 1300 mg of potassium per cup.
These foods are heavy hitters when looking to boosting up those levels in your body because these different symptoms can be very serious because heart palpitations shouldn’t be overlooked. Now be sure to share this video with your friends because potassium deficiency are very common and cause a lot of alarming symptoms. So, share it with your friends, give this video a thumbs up. If you have any questions comment below. I also would appreciate it if you would subscribe to my channel right here and then check out my other videos on fasting and keto. All the things that actually cause a potassium deficiency in your body. I’ll see you in the next video.