High Potassium Foods – Drinks Table

Of course, the main purpose of drinks is to supply the body with water. However, all drinks other than pure water consist of something in addition to water. Of 264 drinks listed in USDA National Nutrient Database 94 have a favorable potassium to sodium ratio. Those that contain 3 times as much potassium as sodium are included in the table. Not all of them would be considered one of the high potassium foods because the individual serving has less than 200 mg of potassium. But almost any of them would be a healthy way to rehydrate.

Those with the most potassium are the fruit juices and vegetable juices. Many powders are also high in potassium, although some are for several servings. But one envelope of cocoa mix is a great way to increase the potassium content of a drink. It adds 400 to 500 mg of potassium to a single drink.

The alcoholic drinks are included because of the favorable ratio of potassium to sodium. Their favorable ratio should be weighed against the unfavorable effects of excessive alcohol intake. Although resveratrol is felt to be the factor contributing to cardiac health from a glass of red wine, no studies have separated the favorable cardiac effects of the potassium to sodium ratio found in red wine from the resveratrol effect – food for thought.

The weights for the potassium and sodium are milligrams. The potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams of food, a little less than 1/2 of an 8 oz cup.

As usual, K is potassium, and Na is sodium.

Except for the potassium to sodium ratio (which we calculated), the source of data is: USDA National Nutrient Database Standard Reference – Release 22.

 Food K Na Ratio
K:Na
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, LT 21 4 5.2
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, LT, BUD LT 26 3 8.7
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, LT, BUDWEISER SEL 26 3 8.7
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, LT, MICHELOB ULTRA 17 3 5.7
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, REG, ALL 27 4 6.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, REG, BUDWEISER 33 3 11
ALCOHOLIC BEV, DAIQUIRI, PREPARED-FROM-RECIPE 21 5 4.2
ALCOHOLIC BEV, LIQUEUR, COFFEE, 53 PROOF 30 8 3.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, LIQUEUR, COFFEE, 63 PROOF 30 8 3.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, PINA COLADA,
PREPARED-FROM-RECIPE
71 6 11.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, WINE, DSSRT, DRY 92 9 10.2
ALCOHOLIC BEV, WINE, DSSRT, SWT 92 9 10.2
ALCOHOLIC BEV, WINE, TABLE, ALL 99 5 19.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, WINE, TABLE, RED 127 4 31.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, WINE, TABLE, RED, MERLOT 127 4 31.8
ALCOHOLIC BEV, WINE, TABLE, WHITE 71 5 14.2
BEVERAGES, FRUIT JUC DRK, RED SUGAR 11 2 5.5
BEVERAGES, VEG & FRUIT JUC BLEND 101 29 3.5
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY, V8 V. FUSION JUICES,
ACAI BERRY
98 28 3.5
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY, V8 V. FUSION JUICES,
PEACH MANGO
85 28 3
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY, V8 V. FUSION JUICES,
STRAWBERRY BANANA
102 28 3.6
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY, V8 V. FUSION JUICES,
TROPICAL
118 33 3.6
CHOCOLATE SYRUP 224 72 3.1
CHOCOLATE SYRUP, PREP W/ WHL MILK 145 47 3.1
CITRUS FRUIT JUC DRK, FRZ CONC 393 3 131
CITRUS FRUIT JUC DRK, FRZ CONC, PREP W/H2O 112 4 28
COCOA MIX, NO SUGAR ADDED, ALBA, PWDR 2702 876 3.1
COCOA MIX, W/ ASPT, LO CAL, SWISS MISS, PWDR,
W/O ADD NA
2702 653 4.1
COFFEE SUB, CRL GRAIN BEV, PWDR 2443 83 29.4
COFFEE SUB, CRL GRAIN BEV, PWDR, PREP W/ WHL
MILK
172 49 3.5
COFFEE SUB, CRL GRAIN BEV, PREP W/ H2O 41 5 8.2
COFFEE SUB, RSTD GRAIN BEV, NAT TOUCH KAFFREE
ROMA, PWDR
999 126 7.9
COFFEE&COCOA (MOCHA) PWDR, W/WHTNR&LO
CAL SWTNR, DECAF
1856 500 3.7
COFFEE, BREWED FROM GROUNDS, PREP W/ H2O 49 2 24.5
COFFEE, BREWED FROM GROUNDS, PREP W/ H2O, DECAF 54 2 27
COFFEE, BREWED, ESPRESSO, REST-PREP 115 14 8.2
COFFEE, BREWED, ESPRESSO, REST-PREP, DECAF 115 14 8.2
COFFEE, INST, DECAF , PWDR 3501 23 152.2
COFFEE, INST, DECAF , PWDR, PREP W/H2O 36 4 9
COFFEE, INST, REG, PWDR 3535 37 95.5
COFFEE, INST, REG, PWDR, HALF THE CAFFEINE 3535 37 95.5
COFFEE, INST, REG, PREP W/H2O 30 4 7.5
COFFEE, INST, W/ CHICORY, PREP W/ H2O 35 7 5
COFFEE, INST, W/CHICORY, PWDR 3395 277 12.3
COFFEE, INST, W/SUGAR, CAPPUCCINO-FLAVOR PWDR 831 180 4.6
COFFEE, INST, W/SUGAR, MOCHA-FLAVOR, PWDR 1033 317 3.3
CRANBERRY JUC COCKTAIL, BTLD 14 2 7
CRANBERRY JUC COCKTAIL, BTLD, LO CAL,
SACCHARIN&CORN SWTNR
25 3 8.3
CRANBERRY JUC COCKTAIL, FRZ CONC 49 4 12.2
CRANBERRY-APPLE JUC DRK, BTLD 17 2 8.5
CRANBERRY-APRICOT JUC DRK, BTLD 61 2 30.5
CRANBERRY-GRAPE JUC DRK, BTLD 24 3 8
DAIRY DRK MIX, CHOC, RED CAL, W/ ASPRT, PWDR,
PREP W/ H2O & ICE
197 61 3.2
DAIRY DRK MIX, CHOC, RED CAL, W/ LOW-CALORIE
SWEETENERS, PWDR
2240 659 3.4
FRUIT PUNCH DRK, FRZ CONC 44 8 5.5
FRUIT PUNCH JUC DRK, FRZ CONC 270 10 27
FRUIT PUNCH JUC DRK, FRZ CONC, PREP W/H2O 66 5 13.2
GRAPE JUICE DRINK, CANNED 33 9 3.7
HORCHATA, DRY MIX, UNPREP, VAR OF BRANDS, ALL
W/ MORRO SEEDS
180 3 60
LEMONADE, FRZ CONC, PINK 76 4 19
LEMONADE, FRZ CONC, PINK, PREP W/H2O 17 4 4.2
LEMONADE, FRZ CONC, WHITE 72 7 10.3
LEMONADE, FRZ CONC, WHITE, PREP W/H2O 15 4 3.8
LIMEADE, FRZ CONC, PREP W/H2O 10 3 3.3
MALTED DRK MIX, CHOC, PWDR 618 190 3.3
ORANGE BRKFST DRK, RTD 41 2 20.5
ORANGE DRK, BRKFST TYPE, W/ JUC & PULP,
FRZ CONC
465 26 17.9
ORANGE DRK, BRKFST TYPE, W/JUC&PULP, FRZ
CONC, PREP W/H2O
167 10 16.7
ORANGE DRK, CND, W/ ADDED VIT C 18 3 6
ORANGE&APRICOT JUC DRK, CND 80 2 40
ORANGE-FLAVOR DRK, BRKFST TYPE, LO CAL, PWDR 3132 81 38.7
ORANGE-FLAVOR DRK, BRKFST TYPE, PWDR 190 17 11.2
ORANGE-FLAVOR DRK, BRKFST TYPE, PWDR, PREP W/
H2O
25 5 5
ORANGE-FLAVOR DRK, BRKFST TYPE, W/PULP, FRZ
CONC
435 24 18.1
ORANGE-FLAVOR DRK, BRKFST TYPE, W/PULP, FRZ
CONC, PREP W/H2O
124 10 12.4
PINEAPPLE&GRAPEFRUIT JUC DRK, CND 61 14 4.4
PINEAPPLE&ORANGE JUC DRK, CND 46 3 15.3
TEA, BREWED, PREP W/H2O 37 3 12.3
TEA, BREWED, PREP W/H2O, DECAF 37 3 12.3
TEA, HERB, CHAMOMILE, BREWED 9 1 9
TEA, HERB, OTHER THAN CHAMOMILE, BREWED 9 1 9
TEA, INST, SWTND W/NA SACCHARIN, LEMON-FLAV,
PWDR, DECAF
2568 412 6.2
TEA, INST, SWTND W/NA SACCHARIN,
LEMON-FLAVORED, PWDR
2568 412 6.2
TEA, INST, SWTND W/SUGAR, LEMN-FLAV,  PWDR, DECAF 169 5 33.8
TEA, INST, SWTND W/SUGAR, LEMON-FLAVORED, PWDR 217 5 43.4
TEA, INST, SWTND W/SUGAR, LEMON-FLAVORED, PWDR 169 5 33.8
TEA, INST, SWTND W/SUGAR, LEMON-FLAVORED,  PWDR, PREP 15 2 7.5
TEA, INST, UNSWTND, LEMON-FLAVORED, PWDR 3453 55 62.8
TEA, INST, UNSWTND, PWDR 6040 72 83.9
TEA, INST, UNSWTND, PWDR, DECAF 6040 72 83.9
TEA, INST, UNSWTND, PWDR, PREP 18 4 4.5
TEA, RTD, UNSWTND, WENDY'S, FAST FD, WO/ ICE 14 3 4.7
WINE, NON-ALCOHOLIC 88 7 12.6