Potassium is one of the three quintessential minerals found in the body that is extremely necessary for the daily metabolic activities.

Though a mineral, it functions as an electrolyte. When dissolved in body fluids, it becomes positively charged and counteracts with the sodium and helps in maintaining blood pressure.

Scientific researches show around 90 – 95 % potassium is found in our cells, out of which 75 – 80 % is found in our muscle cells and the remaining in the R.B.C, liver and bones.

Functions:

Potassium is important for controlling hypertension and treating several cardiac disorders.

Potassium plays a key role in regulating fluid and electrolyte balance in the body.

It stimulates nerve activity.

It is extremely essential in the contraction and relaxation of muscles.

Potassium rich foods