Potassium - The importance of liquids
Potassium is an essential mineral for water and electrolyte balance and the normal functioning of cells, including nerves. The level of potassium in our body is regulated by the kidneys.
It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Health benefits of Potassium
Why is Potassium important?
- Muscle function
- Functioning of the nervous system
- Normal blood pressure
Source: European Food Safety Association
Wow! Potassium and Healthy Ageing
Normal physiological changes associated with ageing affect potassium levels in the body. When the functioning of the kidneys decreases, the amount of urine produced by the body increases and the mechanisms that control the reabsorption and excretion of nutrients are affected
Palmer BF. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;10(6):1050-60.