Potassium is an electrolyte, (a substance that conducts electricity in the body), as is sodium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium.

Crucial to heart function, plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, hence normal digestive and muscular function.

  • Found in all meats, some types of fish (such as salmon, cod, and flounder), and many fruits, vegetables (esp avocadoes), and legumes.
  • Dairy products are also good sources of potassium.

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