Do you get enough Potassium?

My husband has been getting headaches occasionally and has been using an electrolyte supplement in his water to see if it would help. This got my Health Coach brain wanting to learn more about electrolytes, which led me down a rabbit hole!

I learned that we should be getting 3,000 to 4,000 mg of potassium a day!

Potassium helps to balance fluids and minerals in your body, helps your body maintain normal blood pressure, and helps your muscles contract and your nerves function normally.

When you think of potassium you normally think of bananas, right? What foods do you need to eat to have enough potassium daily? I compiled a list of some produce to add to your shopping list.

As an aside, years ago I hiked the Grand Canyon, South to North in a day. (Over 26 miles!) My friend packed cans of V8. My husband’s legs were cramping up and it saved him!

Stay healthy, and load up on potassium!

Getting these foods in your diet is easy if you incorporate one rule into your world — Eat the Rainbow in fruits and vegetables every day! All those vitamins in them help to build up your immune system.

Restaurant Trained Chef, Functional Medicine Health Coach, Wife, Empty Nester Foodie