Are you getting enough potassium in your diet? It may not be a nutrient that you spend too much time thinking about, but it is very important to proper bodily health. It is used to facilitate muscular movements and nerve activity, lower your sodium levels in your blood, and regulate your heartbeat. If you don’t get sufficient potassium, you may suffer heart disease, digestive problems, arthritis, infertility, or cancer.
The good news is that it’s easy to get potassium at our Japanese restaurant in Seattle. Be on the lookout for the following rich sources of this mineral on our menu:
- Seafood: Most kinds of fish and shellfish are strong potassium sources. The best of these are tuna, salmon, halibut, and other fatty species.
- Soy: You can get your potassium from tofu, miso, or a simple side of edamame.
- Vegetables: Leafy green vegetables are generally rich in potassium. At I Love Sushi, one of your best vegetable options comes in the form of the nori seaweed that holds the sushi together.
- Avocado: A common fixture on fusion-style rolls, avocadoes are known to have twice the potassium of bananas.
- Meat: Though not as strong a source as most seafood, red meat and poultry both feature a decent potassium content. Try some chicken teriyaki, or a tonkatsu pork cutlet.