Potassium is a very important mineral in the body that helps to maintain normal body functions. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, maintain bone density and transmit electrical activity between cells allowing muscles to contract. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can help you maintain your potassium levels. Potassium supplementation should not be used without the oversight by your doctor. Excess potassium intake can result kidney injury, muscle weakness and cardiac arrest.
Good sources of potassium include: