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What drinks contain potassium?

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Drinks that contain potassium include coconut water, vegetable juices, fruit juices and dairy beverages. Other drinks rich in potassium are protein shakes, soy milk and almond milk.

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What drinks contain potassium?
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Young coconuts produce coconut water, a natural drink rich in potassium. An 8.5-ounce serving of the beverage contains 430 milligrams of potassium, which is 9 percent of the daily recommended potassium requirement. Coconut water is also an excellent source of electrolytes such as phosphorous and magnesium. It is advisable to consume coconut water for hydration after a workout session instead of high-sugar beverages.

Many fruits are rich in potassium including prunes, oranges, grapefruits, pineapples and apples. Prune juice contains 707 milligrams of potassium per 8-ounce serving. A serving of orange juice has 496 milligrams of potassium. A serving of grapefruit or pineapple juice contains between 325 and 378 milligrams of potassium.

Vegetable juices help maximize daily potassium intake with few calories. Carrot juice contains 689 milligrams of potassium per serving. A serving of tomato juice contains 556 milligrams of potassium. It is also possible to make a cocktail of vegetable juice using carrots, spinach and tomatoes.

Dairy milk and its derivatives are rich in potassium. Low-fat milk provides 342 milligrams of potassium per cup. Soy milk is an alternative to dairy milk and has 296 milligrams of the mineral per cup, while almond milk has 180 milligrams.

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