Potassium

Potassium – is an essential mineral that helps the body to regulate the acid-alkaline balance. It is an electrolyte mineral that conducts needed electricity in the body for the transmission that takes place in the nervous system. Potassium lowers the risk of high blood pressure, is important to the regulation of the kidneys, muscle contraction including the heart, nerve insulation, and the regulation of physical growth.

Symptoms of deficiency include low intake of water, constipation, cardiac arrest, nervousness/excitability, confusion, insomnia, a slow heart rate, digestive malfunction, general weakness, and dry skin.

It is best taken with sodium.

It is canceled out by: alcohol, coffee, diuretics, excessive sugars, prolonged diarrhea, or excessive sweating.
Cereals – All domestic and wild grains

    Dairy – Cottage Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, cream cheese, cow’s milk (whole milk), custard, egg yolk, Goats Milk, yoghurt (low fat)

    Fruits – Apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, dates, elderberries, figs (tee), gooseberries, grapefruit, grapes, juniper, Kiwi fruit, lemons, nectarines, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, pineapples, prickly pear, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon.

    Herbs and Spices – Basil, Chervil, Chives, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Marjoram, Mint, Parsley, Sea Salt, Turmeric, Watercress.
    Meats – Chicken, Duck, Goose, Turkey.

    Seeds/Nuts – Almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecan, pistachios, sunflower, walnuts.

    Sea Foods – Cod, flounder, haddock, halibut, kelp, perch, red snapper, salmon, sardines, shrimp, tuna.

    Vegetables etc – Amaranth leaves (calalloo), Bean Sprouts, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dandelion Greens, Eggplant/Aubergines, Green Peppers, Green Beans, Kale, Lima Beans, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes (unpeeled), Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Wild Leeks, Wild Lettuce, Wild Onions, Yam

    Other – Molasses

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