Let’s Talk About Potassium

A Word from our Nutritionist!  

I know this issue’s nutritional portion of the newsletter is short, but it is important, and many of us do not keep track of this key nutrient-

Potassium! 

It is vitally important that you get enough potassium. Many people tend to be more active in the summer months. There are more hours in the day so you have more time to get outside and horse around. Unfortunately, sweating during the summer months can cause muscle problems because it throws off your electrolytes. You can avoid this problem by making sure that you incorporate enough potassium into your diet during the summer months.

Potassium rich foods also help to reduce the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.

Some good sources are fruits and vegetables, lentils, beans, potatoes and yams. The chart below can help to point you in the right direction!

Andrew Fox  

MS, HHP, PES, CPT


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