Five Fast Facts: Potassium

#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.

Have a great weekend!

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3 responses to “Five Fast Facts: Potassium

  1. So glad you mentioned about potassium supplementation being so dangerous. I also find, for marathoners and triathletes, sodium supplementation is even more important than potassium. thanks for stopping by Foodtrainers.

  2. Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate…

    Remember to go and visit our very own internet page
    http://www.foodsupplementdigest.com/l-leucine-side-effects/

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