Monday, 17 April 2017

8 Signs of Potassium Deficiency

8 Signs of Potassium Deficiency

 Whenever I see an article like the one here, I am eager to share it as many people can identify symptoms they may have and analyse whether those symptoms are related to any of the information shared.

8 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Potassium

 We may only think of potassium in the context of bananas because we know these fun yellow fruits have a lot of it.

But what exactly does this nutrient do for us and how do we know if we don’t have enough?
Potassium is one of the electrolyte minerals, along with magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride, and hydrogen phosphate (1). Electrolytes are responsible for conducting electricity through the body. Potassium is a positive ion that regulates heartbeat and muscle function and is present in every cell in the body.

Sodium (salt) is necessary for normal cell function, too, but we’ve been warned about the negative effects of too much sodium due to its influence on increasing blood pressure and other potentially dangerous consequences.In the body, potassium (2):
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