Benefits of Potassium

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that regulate body functions with healthy and beneficial elements. You can take potassium as a supplement, pill or simply from the foods that we normally eat.

Benefits that occur when we have the right amount of potassium in our bodies are lowering blood pressure levels, prevent cramps and reduce stress.

Let’s take a look at more benefits provided when you aid potassium to your diet below:

 

1. Lowers Blood Pressure Levels

 

2. Reduces the Risk of Strokes

 

3. Reduces kidney stone from forming

 

4. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

 

5. Good for Heart, Cardiovascular and Kidney Health

 

6. Balances Blood Sugar Levels

 

7. Helps to Build and Grow Muscles




 

8. Regulates Water Balance in Body

 

9. Strengthens Bones and Muscles

 

10. Prevents Cramps

 

11. Reduces Muscle Disorders

 

12. Allows more oxygen to the brain

 

13. Boost Metabolism

 

14. Improves Your Nervous System

 

15. Act as Electrolyte

 

 

Here are the recommended intakes of Potassium

Infants – 0-6 months: 400 mg per day

               7-12 months: 700 per day

     Children – 1 to 3 years: 3,000 mg per day

                  4 to 8 years: 3,800 mg per day

                  9 to 13 years: 4,500 mg per day

                  14 years and older: 4,700 mg per day

          Adults – 18 and older: 4,700 mg per day     

             Pregnant women: 4,700 mg per day

                   Breastfeeding Women – 5,100 mg per day

 

Potassium

Potassium can be found in many food products. Here is a list of foods and products that contains Potassium below:

Beets

White Beans

Soy Beans

Lima Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Avocado

Bananas

Mushrooms

Cantaloupe

Tomatoes

Bok Choy

Brussels sprouts

Squash

Fennel

Broccoli

Carrots

Asparagus

Cabbage

             

References:

https://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-potassium#1

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287212.php

https://journals.lww.com/jhypertension/Abstract/1991/05000/Does_potassium_supplementation_lower_blood.11.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/04/25/potassium-benefits.aspx

 

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