Monday, October 8, 2012

Potassium - Critical Mineral

Potassium has a significant role in our body functions.  It plays a role in our muscle development and metabolism.  We also hear about it as a component of electrolyte balance.  In this application, potassium keeps our heart functioning as it should.   Lack of potassium is also the greatest cause of muscle cramps. 

A few of the top sources for potassium are:  Dried Chervil, Sweet Potatoes, Avocado, Paprika or Red Chili Powder, Nuts, Seeds (as in Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Flax) and Fish (Salmon, Halibut, Tuna).

Try to add more potassium from natural sources into your daily nutrition.  (If you are taking any medication, you might want to check with your physician before you adjust your potassium intake.)

Stay tuned…….

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