These 9 Healthful Foods Are Potassium-Rich

Beet greens are good for you, too, but most people think of spinach, kale, and Swiss chard.

Beet Greens


Fatty fish like salmon are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, biotin, and other minerals. Potassium is impressive too.

Most lists of the healthiest foods contain legumes including beans, lentils, peas, peanuts, and soy. They contain fiber, complex carbs, iron, B vitamins, and magnesium.

White Beans


Milk is known for its calcium, but it also has potassium. Milk contains 365 mg of potassium per eight-ounce serving. A bedtime snack of milk is also useful if you have difficulties sleeping.

Bananas are potassium champions. It's surprising that this beloved fruit has 537 mg of potassium per cup.



High vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acid levels make creamy avocados good for hair and skin. Their electrolytes include magnesium and potassium. Medium avocados provide 975 milligrams of potassium.

Vitamin C and lycopene, found in tomatoes, enhance prostate health, hair, and skin. Their potassium content is high. A cup of cooked tomatoes has 525 milligrams of this electrolyte.



Not your typical fruit, pomegranate is tasty and nutritious. One 282-gram pomegranate contains 666 milligrams of potassium.

In 1/8 of a medium-sized watermelon, there is 640 mg of potassium (14% DV) and lots of water. Watermelon is a wonderful pre-workout food since potassium hydrates.


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