What foods are good sources of potassium if I'm on a slow-carb diet?

Tim Ferriss
The recommended amount of potassium for an average, healthy 25-year-old male is 4,700 mg per day. If you prefer to get your electrolytes through whole foods, here are good slow-carb options, in descending order of concentration:
  • Lima beans, cooked, 4.9 cups (1 cup = 969 mg)
  • Chard, cooked, 4.9 cups (1 cup = 961 mg)
  • Halibut, cooked, 2.6 fillets (half a fillet = 916 mg)
  • Spinach, cooked, 5.6 cups (1 cup = 839 mg)
  • Pinto beans, cooked, 6.3 cups (1 cup = 746 mg)
  • Lentils, cooked, 6.4 cups (1 cup = 731 mg)
  • Salmon, cooked, 3.4 fillets (half a fillet = 683 mg)
  • Black beans, cooked, 7.7 cups (1 cup = 611 mg)
  • Sardines, 7.9 cups (1 cup = 592 mg)
  • Mushrooms, cooked, 8.5 cups (1 cup = 555 mg)
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