Potassium Grocery List

Snap out of your fog and keep your heart on beat with this potassium-packed grocery list.

Potassium Grocery List

Feeling like your brain is in a fog, your heart is skipping beats or your muscles are cramping could be signs that you're not getting enough potassium. But never fear – this important mineral can be found in some of nature's most delicious foods. The next time you visit the store, keep this potassium-packed grocery list in mind to help get your brain, heart and muscles working smoothly again in short order.

Bananas

This tasty fruit is famous for its high potassium content. One medium banana contains about 11 percent of your daily potassium requirement, in addition to plenty of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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