2. Acorn Squash
A surprisingly prolific potassium generator is the acorn squash, offering 896 mg per cup (about 26% of your daily value of potassium). A staple of the winter squash family, acorn squash is rich with antioxidants too – specifically carotenoids which have been shown to reduce cancer risk.
Stocked with vitamin C and fiber as well, acorn squash has been been studied for its health benefits in fighting inflammation and helping regulate blood sugar.
While seemingly starchy and filling, acorn squash is a relatively low-calorie food and pairs well with sweet or savory dishes like banana milkshakes or winter soup. Roast or steam 1 inch cubes for a quick, nutritious snack.