Nutrition Tip – Consume More Potassium
Concerned about the side effects of all of the sodium consumed in sports foods and beverages? Follow up your salt-heavy workouts with several servings of fruit and vegetables. These are high in potassium and will help you excrete extra sodium and normalize blood pressure quickly. Foods high in these nutrients include bananas, oranges/orange juice, tomatoes (just watch the juices and sauces – they’re also high in sodium), potatoes (half of the potassium is in the skin, so go baked and eat the whole thing), and melons.
Laurie Schubert , PhD RD LDN, Team Dietitian