#1 Potassium’s role in the body is much different, and more important, than a typical mineral. Potassium is considered a special type of mineral called an electrolyte. Sodium is our other primary electrolyte.
#2 Potassium and sodium work together to control water flow into and out of our cells. Therefore, potassium plays a key role in proper hydration.
#3 Potassium also works to control electrical impulses in the body. These impulses are essential for proper heart rate and nerve function.
#4 Supplementation is neither beneficial nor necessary. Potassium supplements are prescription only. Although electrolyte infused drinks help maintain hydration during exercise.
#5 Aside from the famous banana, you can find lots of potassium in raw veggies, apples, oranges, potatoes, raisins, and ground beef.
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