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Not Enough Potassium?

Potassium is an electrolyte which helps conduct electrical charges in your body, along with the help of      calcium, magnesium, calcium and chloride. It’s important to help  maintain a balance between the chemical and electrical processes in your body.

An unbalanced sodium/ potassium ratio may cause hypertension. Potassium is crucial not just for optimal health, but for life. Unfortunately the majority of the population is actually deficient in this mineral. It needs to be kept in   balance with sodium in your blood. Eating a diet high in processed foods means your blood will be high in sodium, meaning you will have an increased need for potassium.

With enough potassium in your diet, your hypertension and stroke risks   diminish. Also, when you eat the right vegetables, so too does your risk of developing heart disease.

Potassium is considered a “major” mineral because it helps your muscles  contract, regulates your body fluids, balances low blood sugar, transmits nerve impulses and lowers blood pressure. Leafy greens are one of the best potassium sources.

Potassium rich foods

Avocado, Spinach, Greens, Salmon, Sweet potato, Coconut Water, Kefir or Yogurt, White Beans, Banana, Pumpkin. Remember organic is best. It is amazing how quickly your body will adapt to eating these foods and lower your risk of problems such as heart disease.