What is Potassium?

Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes in the human body, potassium and sodium both are important to maintain water balance in the body.

Why do you need potassium?

Potassium-rich food helps to manage blood pressure in your body. Eating salt increase sodium in your bloodstream that reduces the ability of your kidney to remove the water, by eating potassium-rich food you can increase your kidney efficiency. More potassium you eat the more sodium you pass out of the body through Urine.
Potassium helps your muscles to move, your nerves to work, and your kidneys to filter blood.

What are the signs of potassium deficiency?

Constipation, Weakness, Tiredness, Cramping in arm or leg muscles, Depression, Confusion, Blood pressure problem, Irregular heartbeat, Tingling / Numbness in arms or legs.

How much potassium should you take per day?

  1. Daily recommendation of potassium is 4700 mg.
  2. Here is the list of potassium-rich food.
  3. Avocados, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Yogurt, Prunes, Soybeans, Winter Squash, Bananas, Orange Juice.

 

 

the article has been submitted by Himanshu Bhatt

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