The importance of potassium

Properties of potassium:

Potassium maintains the balance of fluids in the body.
Drive the nervous impulse through the nerves.
Determines muscle contraction or relaxation, so it is very important after exercise, and it is usually recommended in diets for sports foods rich in potassium such as bananas.
Regulates blood pressure.
It regulates the heartbeat.
Involved in the metabolism: Helps insulin secretion, convert sugar into glycogen, protein synthesis, etc..

Sources of Potassium:
Animals: Meat, fish, milk and dairy products.
Vegetables: Potatoes, beans, tomato, avocado, lentils, prunes, orange juice, melons, bananas, spinach, wheat germ, soybeans, nuts, raspberry, etc..

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