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Potassium, Ions, Electrolytes and Sodium

Potassium, Ions, Electrolytes and Sodium

May 21, 2010 No Comments

Potassium is closely linked with electrolytes and sodium, and is an ion itself (as in ionized water). One of the problems with many potassium sources is that they are also high in sodium. Both potassium and sodium are also electrolytes. And electrolytes, as you know, are vital to our system. What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are […]

What Foods Are Rich in Potassium?

What Foods Are Rich in Potassium?

May 21, 2010 1 Comment

Easy Ways To Include Potassium Rich Foods In Your Diet To jump-start your day, have a bowl of potassium rich foods for breakfast. This is rather easy – eat cereals that are good sources of potassium. Wheat bran, wheat germ and bran flakes are good options. However stay away from sugary cereals and stick with […]

Do I Need More Potassium?

Do I Need More Potassium?

May 21, 2010 2 Comments

More Facts On Potassium Rich Foods First the bad news. If your body were completely deprived of potassium, you would probably be dead within a couple months at most. Since there is no stockpiling of potassium by your body, and you are constantly losing it through urine, sweat and elsewhere, you must make sure that […]

What is Potassium?

What is Potassium?

May 19, 2010 No Comments

Why Is Potassium Good For You? Potassium comes in the form of a water-soluble dietary mineral. This element can be abundantly found in our daily diets. People, who regularly eat potassium rich foods have healthier conditions. Potassium should be normally taken with vitamin B6 and the intake must be twice as much as sodium. However, […]

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Normal Potassium Levels

Quite likely, if you are getting regular and thorough check-ups from your doctor, he or she has been tracking...

Avoid Licorice if You Are Low in Potassium

We love licorice here. Yet, while it has many health benefits of its own, it can be dangerous to...

If You Want a Boy, Load Up on Potassium Rich Foods

If you want a girl, though, cut back on potassium rich foods, and instead load up on foods with...

Potassium Rich Foods Lower Blood Pressure

Recent studies, including those cited by Harvard University at St. George’s Medical School in London,  have shown that potassium...