Potassium Food Sources & Food High in Potassium

The richest food sources of potassium are fruits and vegetables. People who eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables have a high potassium intake (8-11 grams/day). (National Academies Press; 2004:173-246). Listed below are some food sources high in potassium from the USDA National Nutrient Database. Note the potassium content in…

Antioxidants in Chocolate & Heart Disease

Consumption of chocolate has been often thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to chocolate’s high levels of antioxidant flavonoids and stearic acid. In the American diet, fruits, vegetables, tea, wine and chocolate are major sources of antioxidants, which have been shown to have protective effects against coronary heart…