Potassium is an extremely important mineral for the body. Technically it is a form of electrolyte, and without it, the body will be unable to build muscle and proteins, maintain healthy and regular body growth, control the electrical pulses the make the heart beat and even break down carbohydrates. In short, you need it to live!
It is recommended that adults should consume 4.7g of potassium each day, but where can you get this essential nutrient from? Well, there are lots of foods, and we have outlined 10 of the foods that contain the largest amounts of potassium.
Read on and see what you can add to your diet to make sure that your heart, muscle and bones are given everything they need to remain healthy and effective!
Yogurt is one of the healthiest dairy products around. Assuming you a choose a healthy yogurt, like Greek yogurt (as opposed to sugar-rich yogurts), you can give yourself a huge potassium boost. In a 100g serving of natural yogurt, you’ll get around 5% of your daily recommended potassium intake.
This might not seem like a lot, but by incorporating yogurt into your diet or simply consuming it a couple of days per week, you can increase your potassium intake quite significantly over time.
Yogurt is made by adding a certain kind of bacteria to milk, resulting in curdling and the changing of the consistency of the milk. The bacteria found within the yogurt are extremely good for the good, helping your digestive and the development of enzymes.
So for whatever reason you might eat yogurt, you’ll be doing your digestive system and general health a whole lot of good!