12 Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Potassium
Potassium is a nutrient that is often forgotten about but is crucial for good health and development. We know just how important it is for your little ones so we’ve added 25mg into each KidsLuv juice. Potassium is essential for many bodily functions including healthy muscle development and heart rhythm. It increases your metabolism to optimally use proteins, fats and carbohydrates for energy. Getting adequate amounts of Potassium in your diet may reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, bone loss and kidney stones later in life.
Blood Pressure Battler
Potassium works with sodium to regulate the balance of fluids in the body which helps maintain healthy blood pressure. You should increase your consumption of potassium-rich foods if your diet is high in processed foods, as these are usually higher in sodium.
Potassium is essential for maintaining strong and regular heart contractions. A diet rich in potassium and low in sodium helps lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure.
Potassium is important for bone health and is helpful for strengthening and preserving muscle mass. Adding potassium-rich foods into your diet keeps the body in a state of alkalinity, which allows your bones to hold onto their structure.
If you don’t get enough Potassium in your diet it can lead to physical weakness, fatigue, muscle pain and constipation. Even though it is highly important, many people are still deficient in the mineral. Luckily, potassium deficiency can be corrected by eating foods rich in the mineral which include fresh fruits and vegetables such as bananas and broccoli, meat, milk, and yogurt.