Kate's Cuisine

Jun 12 2009

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that is extremely important because it helps maintain proper water levels as well as proper electrolyte levels in our bodies. A potassium deficiency could quickly lead to dehydration, which in turn causes the body to shut down.

Luckily potassium can be found in every plant and animal cell which means that it’s present in just about everything we eat. Refined foods generally won’t contain much potassium so it’s best to choose fresh options such as fresh fruit and vegetables. Men and women both need 4700mg/day of potassium.

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