I have been taking the mixed nuts and raisins for a long time for no particular reason, other than it being a long time snack staple. The coconut water and dates and prunes are recent adds from this summer. All three of these were added due to their high potassium content and my desire to replenish that in my body. Now the raisins that I add to the mixed nuts are also high in potassium. Both the raisins and the dates are also high in sugar, so I tend to have those while out on the water. The prunes (packaged as dried plums – guess prunes get too much bad PR!) are not as high in sugar, so I tend to have those after the trip to kick up the potassium.
The coconut water is new for me. I have had it in the past, more as a novelty. But it is loaded with potassium along with some salt and some sugar. A key final point – I now like it!
Anyway – the focus of these items is the potassium. There is more that you need than potassium and so a mix of foods is good. On longer trips I also generally have a turkey or chicken sandwich to provide protein, potassium, salt, etc.
What other Good Eats are out there?