10 Things You Need To Know About Potassium

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10 Things You Need To Know About Potassium
Tip #1: Negative Effects of Cortisol-Will Raise Your Blood Pressure: Causes the body to retain sodium and excrete potassium

Tip #2: The following nutrients are found in adequate amounts in the diet and are usually not needed in a supplement: biotin, chloride, phosphorus, potassium (normally), and sodium

Tip #3: The RDA for potassium is 4700mg. If one doesn’t get it from the foods one eats (potatoes, sweet potatoes & bananas) then add a Salt Substitute to make up the difference.

Tip #4: The more potassium elderly people get from eating fruit and vegetables, the greater the percentage of their body that does not consist of fat in other words, lean body mass. Researchers at Tufts University announced this in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Tip #5: Make sure your potassium and magnesium are up to par and you will provide a potent anabolic stimulus for muscle synthesis with a high protein diet.

Tip #6: Roughly 90 percent of ingested potassium is absorbed during the process of digestion. You needn’t select a particular form of this mineral to ensure absorption and assimilation

Tip #7: Fruits such as bananas also tend to be alkaline rather than acidic, a factor that, combined with the potassium content of bananas, might help prevent osteoporosis and decrease the risk of kidney stones

Tip #8: 5 Foods That Have More Potassium Than Bananas – Beans, Dates, Potatoes, Raisins / Prunes and Spinach

Tip #9: Food to Avoid with High Potassium Levels: apricots, bananas, dates, grapefruit juice, kiwi, oranges, fresh pears, prunes, avocado, cantaloupe, dried figs, honeydew melon and nectarines, asparagus, butter beans, potatoes, okra, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, pumpkin, greens and Brussels sprouts, Nuts, yogurt, beef, pork, seeds and milk products

Tip #10: Johns Hopkins University reported that low potassium levels in the blood stream is an independent risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes