GETTING PLENTY OF POTASSIUM
Do you take in enough potassium for your health? You need this mineral to build proteins and muscles. It is also an electrolyte your body needs for many key functions. A lack of potassium can cause you to feel weak and tired. It can also lead to muscle cramps. Low levels can also affect your blood pressure and heart rhythm.
The good news is that many tasty foods are high in potassium. Here are some of the best choices:
• White or sweet potatoes (with the skins)
• Lima or navy beans
• Salmon and halibut
• Acorn squash and pumpkin
Too much potassium can be a problem for people who take certain drugs or have health issues, like kidney disease. If that’s the case for you, talk with your doctor about how much potassium is best for you.
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