Potassium Deficiency Symptoms and the Best Natural Solutions

Posted September 27, 2007. There have been 0 comments

Are you feeling unusually tired after exercise, having muscle spasms or heart problems? Then you may need more potassium in your diet. Potassium deficiency symptoms can range from fatigue and irritability to heart disturbances and chronic diarrhea, but you don't have to suffer!

Do you suffer from muscle weakness, confusion, chronic diarrhea, irritability or fatigue?

Do you have heart disturbances or tire more frequently when you exercise?

All of these conditions are potassium deficiency symptoms and you might need more potassium in your diet!

Electrolytes for Energy

Potassium is a mineral, also referred to as an electrolyte, meaning it conducts electricity when dissolved in water. It is vital in the function of your muscles and nerves and regulates the fluid in your body at a cellular level.

Potassium is a crucial macronutrient, essential for:

  • Maintaining the acid-alkaline balance in your blood
  • Storing carbohydrates that your muscles use for fuel
  • Affecting muscle contraction
  • Sending nerve impulses throughout your body
  • Helping to lower your risk for high blood pressure

Low potassium symptoms can occur when you do not take in enough potassium in your diet, when you engage in strenuous exercise on a regular basis, when you lose a lot of fluid due to vomiting or diarrhea, or if you have a diet high in sodium.

Because it is such an important nutrient, you must make sure that you are getting adequate amounts of potassium to stay healthy.

With proper amounts of potassium, you can be free of potassium deficiency symptoms and also help protect yourself from these conditions:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Osteoporosis

Find Potassium In Your Diet

Fortunately, you can get all the potassium you need and protect yourself from illness and disease by eating foods rich in potassium on a daily basis!

Plenty of delicious Body Ecology foods have high levels of potassium, plus all kinds of other nutrients.

Here are some examples of foods high in potassium:

  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Winter squash
  • Fennel
  • Avocados
  • Salmon
  • Flounder
  • Sardines

Coconut Kefir is a Great Source of Potassium

If you drink Young Coconut Kefir, you will be thrilled to know that it is an excellent source of potassium. Fresh coconut water enjoys a wonderful reputation among people who live on islands and in countries where coconuts are grown. Coconut water is said to be good for the heart, kidneys and liver. The fact that it is rich in potassium has to be one of the main reasons it enjoys such popularity as a healthy drink. At Body Ecology we do not drink the coconut water without fermenting it first. It contains too much sugar. So we put beneficial microflora into the coconut water and they consume it during the fermentation process.

Get Your Potassium With Probiotic Liquids

Need an easy way to get rid of low potassium symptoms? Then try BE Wholegrain Liquid. This delicious probiotic liquid is high in potassium and boosts your immunity too!

Another way to fight low potassium symptoms, while aiding your digestion AND boosting your immunity is to drinkprobiotic liquids that are rich in potassium.

If you have potassium deficiency symptoms, a small shot glass of CocoBiotic or BE Wholegrain Liquid could be exactly what you need to get back into balance. Both CocoBiotic and BE Wholegrain Liquid are rich in important minerals, including potassium.

These delicious and effervescent probiotic liquids are made to be rich in beneficial microflora (good bacteria and yeast) that work to boost your immunity.

You can enjoy BE Wholegrain Liquid any time of day. It makes an excellent morning tonic to populate your gut with beneficial bacteria and helps regulate the acid-alkaline balance of your blood after a good night's sleep.

The potassium in BE Wholegrain Liquid can normalize your body's hydration and give you energy!

It's also an effective as a substitute for water when you soak Body Ecology grains, like quinoa and millet, before cooking them.

You can even try BE Wholegrain Liquid as an alternative to soda when you want something cold and carbonated. Just add 2 oz. of BE Wholegrain Liquid to half a glass of sparkling water and some drops of Stevia for a hint of sweetness!

You can enjoy CocoBiotic in much the same way. It even makes an effective hangover remedy!

If you have potassium deficiency symptoms, BE Wholegrain Liquid and CocoBiotic are excellent sources of potassium that also contribute to overall great health! Combined with a diet full of potassium-rich food, probiotic liquids can help keep you feeling your best!

Sources:

  1. Potassium, WHFoods.org. http://www.whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=90
  2. Potassium. Vitamins-Supplements.org.
    http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/dietary-minerals/potassium.php
  3. What Are the Effects of Potassium Deficiency? WiseGeek.com. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-effects-of-potassium-deficiency.htm

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