Health Tip: Potassium is an Essential Mineral

Health Tip: Potassium is an Essential Mineral

Health Tip: Potassium is an Essential Mineral

Here's why you need it

(HealthDay News) -- Potassium is an essential dietary mineral, offering benefit to your heart, muscles, kidneys and nervous system.

Good sources of potassium include: potatoes, bananas, nuts, citrus fruits and avocados.

The University of Maryland Medical Center says potential benefits of potassium include:

  • Improved bone health.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Helps the body get rid of excess salt.
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