Here’s a reason to reconsider your low-carb diet in favor of a plate of potassium-rich potatoes: The National Academy of Sciences recently upped the recommended daily potassium intake from 3,500 mg to 4,700 mg. Research shows that this mineral helps prevent high blood pressure and stroke, both of which affect 1 in 4 Americans, according to the American Heart Association. And if you want to stick to low-carb eating, you do have options other than spuds. Here are some of the top-selling potassium-packed foods.

Best potassium picks

food

size

potassium (in mg)

Potato

1 medium

720

Broccoli

1 stalk

540

Banana

1 medium

400

Tomato

1 medium

360

Celery

2 stalks

350

Nectarine

1 medium

300

Cantaloupe

1/4 medium

280

Bell pepper

1 medium

270

Grapes

1-1/2 cups

270

Strawberries

8 medium

270

Sources: ACNielson; Produce for Better Health Foundation; United States Potato Board.