Potassium

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.

Sources include
  • Apples, oranges, bananas, avocado
  • Beans, peas
  • fish
  • Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale
  • Milk, yoghurt, meat
  • Root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes
  • shellfish

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of Potassium

Health benefits

Why is Potassium important?
- Muscle function
- Functioning of the nervous system
- Normal blood pressure

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

Source: European Food Safety Association
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/nutrients-food-and-ingredients/minerals-and-trace-elements
Palmer BF. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;10(6):1050-60.