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The #1 Best Food to Eat for Potassium, Says Science

When you're thinking of potassium-rich foods , the first one to come to mind is almost always bananas. You wouldn't be wrong for thinking that, as the handheld, fruit contains 422 milligrams of potassium in one medium-sized banana according to the United States Department of Agriculture . That's just over 9% of the potassium you'd need in a day, according to the National Institutes of Health , and while that is a great amount in each banana, there are foods that can give you more. Watermelons , while primarily known for their high water content and keeping you hydrated, are also extremely high in potassium. Two wedges of watermelon, or about one-eighth of the entire melon, packs a whopping 640 milligrams of potassium, or about 18% of your daily total.  That's double the amount you would get from a banana! The potassium-filled fruit is a summer staple, and it's bound to end up across your plate at least once throughout the season. Whether it's just a slice