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Three High-Potassium Foods Beyond the Banana

February 26, 2015 1:02 pm

Potassium has many important health benefits beyond preventing muscle cramps after a workout. This essential mineral helps prevent hypertension and fatigue, and it also regulates your heart rate. Here are three foods that are high in potassium for you to add to your diet:

  1. White beans. Cook up one cup of these beans to get 29 percent of your daily value of potassium. Add them to your soups or make hummus for a healthful boost.
  2. Avocado. Here’s a good excuse to go in for seconds on the guacamole: 1/2 cup of pureed avocado contains 16 percent of your daily value of potassium.
  3. Mushrooms. Add them to stir-fry or saute them alone; mushrooms pack in the potassium in small doses. One cup of sliced white mushrooms gives you 12 percent of your daily value.

Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium [Healthaliciousness]
15 Foods That Are High In Potassium [Health.com]
Food with More Potassium than a Banana [Huffington Post]
Potassium and Your CKD Diet [National Kidney Foundation]

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Plaka Grill: Take a Culinary Trip to the Mediterranean

February 18, 2015 12:01 pm

At Plaka Grill, every bite of food makes you feel as though you’ve been transported to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. Though the restaurant is located conveniently in Vienna, its fresh feta cheese, perfectly seasoned gyro meats, and tangy tzatziki sauce all taste just like they were imported straight from Greece. Plaka Grill’s dining area is painted with beautiful village scenery, and twinkling lights dangle from all around.

The menu offers authentic Greek fare at affordable prices, including classic gyros, phyllo-wrapped spanakopita, and chicken or pork souvlaki. Fresh salads topped with Kalamata olives and feta cheese are the perfect accompaniments, and no meal is complete without a sweet baklava dessert.

Plaka Grill’s hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Plaka Grill
110 Lawyers Road NW
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 319-3131

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Happy Presidents Day

February 16, 2015 10:21 am

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

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