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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Potassium

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  • A mineral that helps maintain a balance between the chemical and electrical processes in your body, a healthy amount of potassium in your body is crucial not just to health, but to life
  • Potassium helps your muscles contract, regulates your body fluids, balances low blood sugar, transmits nerve impulses and lowers blood pressure, as well as your risk of stroke and heart disease
  • The Institute of Medicine recommends 4,700 milligrams of potassium per day, but most people in the U.S. actually ingest half that amount
  • Studies indicate that most people who take potassium supplements or medications would be far healthier if they derived their potassium from foods

By Dr. Mercola

While it may seem like just another compound among thousands, potassium is a mineral with innumerable advantages to keep your body functioning. Found in almost every natural food, especially green leafy ones, potassium is considered a major mineral that is required in somewhat large amounts.

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