Making sure you’ve got enough potassium in your diet is akin to showering daily and keeping the fridge stocked with beer at all times—that is, an absolute essential. And here’s why.

Potassium is a high and mighty mineral, given that it plays a significant role in some of the body’s most important functions: It aids in muscle development and energy metabolism, keeps your electrolytes balanced, and ensures that your heart is ticking as it should.

Plus, if you make sure you get enough of it, you could probably kiss those pesky little muscle cramps goodbye. Sign me up, you say?

You need about 4,700mg of potassium daily, and lucky for you, it’s simple to get it without overthinking your diet—or eating piles of bananas. Here, five simple ways to get it in.