Potassium is a mineral that is found in foods we eat.
Potassium is an electrolyte.
Electrolytes conducts electrical impulses throughout the body.
They assist in a range of essential body functions, including blood pressure, water balance, muscle contraction, nerve impulses, digestion, heart rhythm and PH balance
Potassium isn’t produced naturally by the body, so it’s important to consume the right balance of potassium-rich foods and beverages.
Consuming too little potassium can lead to serious health consequences.
However, taking in too much can also cause temporary or long-term health problems.
All meats including fish and poultry are good sources of potassium, tofu, vegetables like broccoli, peas, lima beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and squash, and many fruits, like bananas, citrus fruits, cantaloupe, kiwis and apricots.
When potassium levels drop, all of the organs that require potassium are affected.
The heart rate can become irregular, muscles become weak and blood pressure can increase.
Severe cramps and intestinal problems are also common with potassium deficiency.
Kidney stones, and high blood pressure.
Excess sugar on the other hand, even natural sugar from fruit, can contribute to diabetes, metabolic dysfunction, obesity and heart disease.
So guys please be mindful when you hear these types of ‘health quotes’ and either do some more research yourself, or seek some professional advice, before you give in to these crazy ideas
I know that sometimes an overload of mixed info can be confusing, misleading and make you feel more lost than when you started
But it really doesn’t have to be that complicated!
Eating a balanced healthy diet, exercising regularly, managing stress and balancing all of this with enough rest and recovery
Honestly will enable you to lead a healthy lifestyle
If you suffer and illness, go off track and have a 2 week holiday drinking and eating excessively, start competing intensely in exercise, then maybe you need some additional supplements to support this
But for an average person, leading a normal lifestyle, with no underlying health issues, will be fine
So moral of the story here guys, just live in moderation, choose healthy, natural foods, in moderation, vary what you eat so you get a wide range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to support your body
You really DO NOT have to worry too much about being deficient in anything
I do highly recommend that you get a full blood count done to check everything is good, and especially if you have been run down, ill constantly, fatigued etc
At least this will show if you require any additional supplementation
Within my Shapes Change Fitness and Fat Loss programme, I support you and educate you on leading a healthy lifestyle
A lifestyle that isn’t complicated, and can be maintained forever
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