August 23, 2013
“Your potassium is low. Don’t you like fruit?” I eat an apple almost every day, I say. He nods and says, “Eat more fruit.” OK. What kind? How much?
First, potassium–why is it important? I guess I could’ve asked but it seemed as if I was expected to know. And I knew I could find out online. Which I did. Let’s just say that potassium is very important. It is crucial for heart function and for muscle contraction.
There are lots of food sources of potassium but I did find a ‘top 10’ list of fruits at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/high-potassium-fruits.php. Dried apricots are number 1 and bananas are on the list but much closer to the bottom. Prunes, raisins, dates, and figs are on the list as well. I guess I will try a little harder to get some more of these in my daily routine.