Authen-tip: The Power of Potassuim

It’s no secret that our bodies need a variety of nutrients in order for us to think and function properly. Potassium is one such nutrient, responsible for helping us maintain a healthy nervous system and regular heart rhythm. It is also important for promoting healthy blood pressure and it works with sodium to control the body’s water balance. You can get potassium from foods such as apricots, whole grains, avocados, nuts, dates, figs, and butternut squash. It is also found in Swiss chard, spinach, celery, broccoli, beets, and papayas. I love to get my potassium from coconut water (something I drink every single morning). Just remember, it’s like I always say, “too much of a good thing isn’t always wonderful”. Don’t overdo it on the potassium, especially if you are taking supplements. Consult your local natural health practitioner for more information on how much is right for you.