Yum, yum, potassium! Are you getting enough of this essential mineral?
With the help of the team at Hoag Concierge Medicine, you can make sure you are getting what you need, when you need it. Our services include nutrition counseling, which will provide you with a structure and strategy to your diet.
What Does Potassium Do?
The main role of potassium is to help with the maintenance of normal levels of fluid inside the cells in our bodies. It is closely related to sodium in the way that it functions within the body. Potassium helps muscles contract and supports normal blood pressure, and sodium, on the flipside of potassium, maintains normal fluid levels outside of cells.
Low Potassium Symptoms:
- Heart palpitations
- Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
- Muscle weakness and spasms
- Tingling and numbness
While the general guidelines for daily potassium intake are aiming for at least 4,700 MG/DAY, the exact amount differs from person to person, based on a variety of factors.
Foods High in Potassium:
Potassium can be found in a variety of foods from different food groups. Lower your blood pressure with potassium packed foods like:
- FIG, MANGO, BANANA, APPLE, BERRIES, PEAR
- BOK CHOY, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, KALE
- LENTILS, SWEET POTATO, WINTER SQUASH, AVOCADO
Find Your Balance
Hoag Concierge Medicine can ensure you are getting the right amount of potassium for your body, and make other informed recommendations on your nutrition plan. For more information call us today at 949-629-2600 or click here for a member of our concierge team to call you.
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