Can I eat too much banana and avocado?

Although fruits and berries are superfood, it is difficult to get any vitamin or mineral too much from them.

Can I eat one avocado and a banana every day without worry, or can I already get too much potassium or other substances from that amount?

THE EXPERT ANSWERS:

On average, we get potassium appropriately. The main sources are vegetables and potatoes. Fruits and berries are also good sources of potassium.

A medium-sized banana contains 500 to 550 mg of potassium, while avocado contains about 400 mg.

Content continues after ad

The recommended intake is 3,500 mg per day for men and 3,100 mg per day for women, so eating one banana and avocado a day does not even exceed the recommended intake.

The content continues below the ad

No other nutrients will be in excess from that dose.

In general, it is good to remember that it is difficult to get too many vitamins or minerals from food.

Excess intake is almost invariably associated with the use of supplements.

Excessive consumption of fortified foods can also lead to inappropriately high intakes.

For comparison, the potassium levels in the medium dose are:

  • orange 150 mg
  • omena 100–120 mg
  • blueberry 60 mg
  • raspberry 110 mg
  • blackcurrant 170 mg,
  • kiwi 180-200 mg


Source: Hyvä Terveys by www.hyvaterveys.fi.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Hyvä Terveys by www.hyvaterveys.fi. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!