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What fruits and vegetables are good sources of potassium? 

 

Q. bananas have pottisum [ i am sorry i might not spelled it right] what other vegtables or fruit has this because i get leg cramps in the middle of night , very bad lately.

 

A. There are many fruits and vegetables with various levels of potassium. Our list describes those high in potassium (20% or more of the Daily Value based on the serving size) and good sources of potassium (10 to 19% of the Daily Value based on the serving size). We also have fruit and veggie charts that describe nutrient values including potassium based on the Daily Value to further help you with your choices.

 

You may also be interested to know a potassium-rich diet has also demonstrated cardiovascular benefits such as reductions in blood pressure and stroke risk.  Be sure to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal to meet the daily recommendation.

 

 

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