Here is the essential mineral to regain ideal balance and physical shape: potassium counteracts water retention , fatigue, sleep disorders, muscle pain and helps maintain acid-base balance.
For fight retention and cellulite , the first rule is to limit the salt in the kitchen. But not everyone gets used to the bland taste of dishes, this is where the sodium antagonist comes into play: the potassium .
It is the number one mineral for ridding tissues of excess fluids, while sodium attracts and stores water, potassium disposes of it. Furthermore, it is a fundamental nutrient for the health and contractility of the muscles, the real “calorie-burning engines”.
The potassium intake must be constant, thanks to nutrition and balanced supplementation, here are the foods (100 g) that are richest in it:
Sundried tomatoes 3,427 mg
Dehydrated apricots 1,850 mg
Dehydrated bananas 1,491 mg
Black beans 1,483 mg
Ground ginger 1,320 mg
Pistachios 1.025 mg
Dried chestnuts 986 mg
Pumpkin seeds 809 mg
Dried grapes 749 mg
Hazelnuts 680 mg
To maintain a good concentration of potassium in finished recipes, it is useful to avoid boiling, as this microelement would be lost in the cooking water. Better to choose concentration cooking such as steam.
Spring brings with it positive thoughts and the desire to do outdoor activities but, often, tiredness and insomnia bring us down. Potassium is the mineral for you! If you can't get enough of it in your daily diet, you can supplement it, thanks to our handy Potassium Gluconate in Ecosalute tablets.
SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY:
- Muscle cramps or involuntary contractions of the leg muscles.
- Muscle weakness, fatigue and sleepiness.
- Constipation and poor appetite.
WHEN THE DEFICIENCY IS SERIOUS, IT LEADS TO:
- Arrhythmias and altered heartbeats.
- Excessive muscle weakness.
- Polyuria, i.e. increased urine production.
Hyperkalaemia (excess potassium in the blood) is almost impossible if the kidneys are functioning properly, as any excess would be immediately eliminated in the urine.