Potassium

The most important Nutrient- By Alex Caldwell

Function

Potassium is a very important mineral to the human body.

Your body needs potassium to:

  • Build proteins
  • Break down and use carbohydrates
  • Build muscle
  • Control the electrical activity of the heart
  • Control the acid-base balance
  • "Potassium in Diet." Ney York Times, n.d. Web.

Examples of Potassium

Reasons why potassium is the most important nutrient

One reason why potassium is important is because it helps maintain normal body growth.

Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body.Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function.
"Potassium." University of Maryland Medical Center. University of Maryland Medical Center, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.