Potassium is an important mineral in the body. If the body is depleted of potassium it is unable to repolarise cells which can lead to improper muscular contraction (ie. such as cramps) or muscle weakness and fatigue. Some possible causes of potassium depletion can be from dehydration or inadequate dietary intake.
Bananas are a common source of potassium. It is popular because it can be a healthy easy snack to carry with you, providing you will about 12% of your daily value (DV) of potassium. However, bananas are not the only possible sources of potassium. Below is a list of other possible sources of potassium:
This is by no means a comprehensive list, there are many ways to obtain potassium in your diet, however, most of these are easy snacking foods and can easily be used in lunches or mid-day snacks.
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