By: Austin Lehman

Why is potassium important

Potassium is used to

  • Build proteins
  • Break down and use carbohydrates
  • Build muscle
  • Maintain normal body growth
  • Control the electrical activity of the heart
  • Control the acid-base balance

What happens if I don't include this in my diet

It can cause weak muscles, abnormal heart rhythms, and a slight rise in blood pressure

3 Good sources

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Fish
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