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Shed Pounds By Eating Plenty of Potassium

Potassium Tip

Potassium is an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that helps our bodies build muscle, prevent excess fluid retention, regulate blood pressure and even helps release energy from proteins, fat and carbs during digestion. Eating healthy, potassium rich foods like avocados, artichokes, bananas and potatoes can help you get in your daily recommended 4,700 mg daily dose (just be careful not to over do it in order to avoid health risks, and always check with your doctor first before beginning any supplementation).

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  • Patricia Mowat Slater May 10, 2016, 10:02 am

    I’m a bit scared of potassium since I have a kidney transplant and I must never have a lot of potassium which can increase my creatinine levels. I try and have 2 bananas a week, 1 avocado a week and sometimes some potatoes. Potassium is in everything really so can you tell me the other high potassium foods so I am aware.

    • Jessica Smith May 10, 2016, 11:35 am

      Hi Patricia! Because of your health condition it’s best that you discuss this with your doctor. They can best advise you on what is appropriate for your daily intake and the best sources for your body 🙂

  • Sylvie January 20, 2015, 4:58 pm

    Thank you Jessica, I love so much bananas and that’s part of my new year resolutions : an apple and a banana by day. And plenty of happiness with Peanut and my so precious Jessica’s daily workout !


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