Signs of Low Potassium in Woodbury MN

Signs of Low Potassium in Woodbury MN

Chiropractic Woodbury MN Signs Of Low Potassium

Bananas are well known for being a good source of potassium but did you know they are not the best source?

There are 16 essential minerals that your body needs to maintain optimal functioning. Potassium in Woodbury MN is a mineral used in your body to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, maintain muscle strength, and ensure proper nerve function.

The more you consume raw fruit and vegetables and less processed and packaged food, the higher your potassium levels will be!

Food to get started in Woodbury MN

  • Melon - 1 cup = 430mg
  • Winter Squash - 1 cup = 900mg
  • Sweet Potato - 1 medium = 700mg
  • Banana - 1 medium = 440mg
  • White Beans - 1/2 cup = 600mg
  • Broccoli - 1 cup = 500mg
  • Soybeans - 1/2 cup = 500 mg
  • Plain Yogurt - 8oz = 600mg
  • Tune & Halibut - 3 oz = 500mg
  • Chicken - 3oz = 220mg

What happens when we don't get enough potassium?

  • Fatigue
  • Weak Muscles
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Eating foods that come in bags and boxes.
  • Heart Irregularities
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Tingling or Numbness

Recommended Amount is 4700 mg of potassium per day. However, most adults get half the recommended amount! The more sodium you consume the more potassium your body needs. Sodium is hidden in many foods now days (chips, frozen meals, crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc). The more packaged foods you consume, the higher your sodium intake is and the more potassium your body needs. Bananas might not be the best source of potassium but it is easier to grab a banana on the go than a cup of cooked squash or halibut!

When To Talk to Your Doctor

A potassium deficiency can be hard to notice but if you have any concern it is worth mentioning to your doctor.

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Aspire Integrated Health

6445 Lake Rd Terrace #302
Woodbury, MN 55125

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