All About PotassiumAugust 23, 2013 2013-08-23 9:13
All About Potassium
Potassium works alongside calcium to help regulate your muscles and heart contraction. It is also needed to produce energy in the body, keep our bones and teeth strong and help with nerve transmission. It keeps our digestive system healthy by keeping food moving along the intestines. It also plays a role in keeping our blood flowing smoothly, by looking after our blood vessels.
The SONA for Potassium is 180mg.
A lack of potassium is associated with muscle pain, cramps, constipation and palpitations.
Good dietary sources of potassium are; Avocado, almonds, kidney beans, lima beans, bananas, oranges, dried apricots, peaches, tomato paste, spinach, carrot juice, orange juice, plain natural yogurt, bakes sweet potato, tuna, halibut, clams, cod and lentils