: Health Tip: Potassium is an Essential Mineral
Posted November 12, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- Potassium is an essential dietary mineral, offering benefit to your heart, muscles, kidneys and nervous system.
Good sources of potassium include: potatoes, bananas, nuts, citrus fruits and avocados.
The University of Maryland Medical Center says potential benefits of potassium include:
- Improved bone health.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.
- Helps the body get rid of excess salt.
-- Diana Kohnle
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