By dave | November 1, 2016

magnesium containing food

What is Potassium?

Potassium is a necessary mineral in daily nutrition; it assists in muscle contraction and helps to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in your body’s cells. Potassium is also important in sending nerve impulses as well as releasing energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates during metabolism. Eating a variety of foods that contain potassium is the best way to get an adequate amount. Healthy individuals who eat a balanced diet rarely need supplements.

How could Potassium help my body?

Potassium helps with muscle contraction and also helps your body to keep the correct electrolyte balance. Also, it is thought to help your body process fat, carbohydrates and protein.

Foods that are high in Potassium

  • All meats, poultry and fish are high in potassium.
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Lima beans
  • Milk
  • Oranges / Orange juice
  • Potatoes
  • Prunes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Vegetable juice
  • Winter squash