May Help Support Healthy Bone, Kidney, Muscle and Nerve Function*
What Are the Benefits of Potassium?
Potassium is a mineral found in many foods. Your body needs potassium for almost everything it does, including proper kidney and heart function, muscle contraction, and nerve transmission.
What Foods Provide Potassium?
Potassium is found in many foods. You can get recommended amounts of potassium by eating a variety of foods, including the following:
- Fruits, such as dried apricots, prunes, raisins, orange juice, and bananas
- Vegetables, such as acorn squash, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and broccoli
- Lentils, kidney beans, soybeans, and nuts
- Milk and yogurt
- Meats, poultry, and fish
Am I Getting Enough Potassium?
The diets of many people in the United States provide less than recommended amounts of potassium. Even when food and dietary supplements are combined, total potassium intakes for most people are below recommended amounts.