Potassium has a blood sugar producing effect and plays a role in the physiological processes in every cell. Potassium is also an important component of the digestive juices in the human gastrointestinal system.
Function & Details
Potassium is an essential mineral for maintaining life. In order to maintain all vital physiological processes, it is recommended to consume at least 2 g of potassium a day.
The Food and Nutrition Board of the USA and Canada, however, considers an intake of 4.7 g/day (120 mmol/day) as appropriate for preventive purposes. This amount of potassium (from food) is required based on new findings in order to prevent, alleviate or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, sensitivity to table salt, kidney stones, loss of bone mass or strokes.
Potassium is a natural opponent to sodium. A balanced proportion of both minerals is of particular importance for regulating physiological processes. Potassium is of great importance for regulating blood pressure. An increased intake of potassium goes hand-in-hand with lowering blood pressure and the risk of strokes.
Potassium is among the most important electrolytes in body fluids and is co-responsible for controlling muscle activity. In competitive athletes, excessive transpiration of potassium can lead to cramps and states of exhaustion.
As potassium is highly soluble in water, the potassium content in food can be significantly reduced by means of soaking in water for approx. three to five hours. This is especially important for people with kidney and metabolic disorders.
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