Potassium is a mineral (electrolyte) in the body. Almost 98% of potassium is found inside the cells.
Potassium levels are very important in keeping your muscles, nerves, and heart working well. It is also important for digestive health and for bone health.
It helps muscles to move, cells to get the nutrients they need, and nerves to send their signals.
It’s especially important for cells in your heart, and also to keep your blood pressure from getting too high.
Despite its importance, it’s estimated that most adults don’t meet their daily needs. This is likely due to the Western-style diet, which favors processed foods over whole plant foods that are high in potassium.
Low potassium, or potassium deficiency, is when your blood potassium level is below 3.5 mmol per liter. In the medical community, it’s known as hypokalemia.
In this video, you will learn more about potassium deficiency, including its causes and symptoms.
0:19 Potassium benefits
0:40 Low potassium symptoms
2:05 Foods rich in potassium
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