Figs for More Potassium

Potassium is a vital component that helps maintain the electrolyte and fluid balance in our bodies. When people have a deficiency in potassium the most likely signs are fatigue, irritability and hypertension due to an increase in blood pressure. Most people do not get the recommended daily dose, but the good news is that it isn’t hard to achieve it! Time to stock up on some great fruits like figs! One fig contains 54 mg of potassium, which is two percent of your recommended daily allowance, but eat a cup of figs for a snack and you just had 29 percent of your daily allowance. [1]

Look for fruits that are high in potassium on your next stop to the store. Other fruits that are high in potassium are: apricots, prunes, avocados, bananas, and peaches.

Express your love today!

Dr. Kim

Photo | Figs | by Bryan Maleszyk | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License


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