Potassium

By: Claudia Wang & Christina Liu

Role in the Human Body

  • Promotes bone health
  • Helps with lack of energy, weakness, stomach disturbances, and abnormal heart functions
  • Eat bananas if you want to have a healthy heart

Consequences of in sufficient levels of potassium

  • Blood pressure will increase
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Weak muscles
  • Difficulty walking or holding objects
  • Twitching
  • Muscle paralisis
  • You will vomit, have diarrhea, and seat excessively

Major Source of potassium

  • White beans
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Dried apricot
  • Salmon
  • Yogurt
  • Avocados
  • White mushrooms