April 10, 2013

Potassium IntakePotassium is an essential mineral for our overall health. It plays a role as a key element to keep our blood pressure under control and prevent hypertension, the condition which very often is a warning sign for such serious cardiovascular diseases as heart disease, heart attack, stroke, or others. A proper potassium intake is linked to great kidney function and excellent muscle strength. Potassium is a mineral which supports our brain function (it assists in carrying oxygen to our brain) and helps us in maximizing the effectiveness of fighting against stresses and anxiety. Finally, potassium ensures proper utilization of energy and plays a role in speeding up metabolism. That is why it is very important to add natural sources of this mineral to our daily diet. Those include bananas, peaches, potatoes, cantaloupe, red snapper, oranges, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, pineapples, spinach, pecans, almonds, prunes, acorn squash, and many others. Read the rest of this entry »