🍌🍑🥦 Teen Nutrition Talk 🍅🥔🍠🌱
Why is Potassium so important?
Potassium is crucial for the function of several vital organs including the heart & kidneys. Potassium also plays a role in nerve transmission a process which occurs throughout the body consisting of a stimulation and a reaction.
How much Potassium is recommended per day for Teens?
- Boys – 3,000 mg
- Girls – 2,300 mg
Did you know there are many more plant- based sources of Potassium than just a banana? Here are some great sources of Potassium to include in your Teens meals!
- Fruit & Dried Fruit: Apricots, prunes, raisins, oranges & bananas
- Vegetables: acorn squash, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes & broccoli
- Beans & Legumes: Lentils, kidney beans, soybeans & nuts
Does your Teen like any of these foods?
Which items do you think you can add more of?