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Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)
is a government initiative to encourage healthier eating.  One recommendation is to eat a potassium-rich diet.  Most adults should aim for 4,700 mg per day.

      Potassium-rich foods:

  • Potato, one medium                        
  • Sweet Potato, one medium             
  • Banana, one medium                       
  • Apricots, 1 cup                                 
  • Yogurt, 1 cup                                    
  • Almonds, roasted, 1/3 cup               
  • Spinach, cooked, ½ cup                   

926 mg
540 mg
420 mg
380 mg
370 mg
310 mg
290 mg

(adopted from Health Briefs)

Note:  that a potassium-rich diet also decreases the risk of having a stroke.

Please click here for a downloadable copy and more information from Dr. Kraskow's Spring/Summer 2009 Newsletter

For more information, or any questions, please email or call 316.684.6597