I really hate bananas. I don't like the smell or the taste. Yet, I have a pretty bad potassium deficiency, and needing to take supplements everyday to help me deal with the problems caused by this problem. Bananas, which everyone loves to tell me about when I mention I have a potassium deficiency, is a great source of potassium. Yes, I know this, but I hate bananas.
So here is my list of foods you can have to help your potassium levels when are like me and hate bananas...
- Sweet Potatoes
- Orange Juice
- Beet Greens
- White Beans
I found the information here at The Daily Green with more links to different foods rich in certain vitamins.
Now other ways I have found to help this deficiency and the other vitamin deficiencies I am faced with was to have a more stable eating schedule. The most important time for me in my opinion was having lunch which was extremely unstable at the school I taught. Two days of the week I was scheduled to eat lunch at high noon, then two more days I would eat 10 am, and finally the last day of the week I was eating lunch at 10:45 am. Now it wasn't my choice when I got to eat lunch, it was scheduled for me. Without a proper lunch I was pretty strung out by the end of the work day and with a potassium deficiency here are the symptoms I had to deal with on a day to day basis.....(Yes, I was taking my medication every day consistently).