What’s the big deal about potassium? What are we missing?
Almond Banana Smoothie
3 ripen bananas (1266 mg)
1/4 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
1.5 - 2 cups of Almond milk 1.5 tbsp oatmeal (optional)
dash of nutmeg and cinnamon (optional)
Handful of ice
Blend away! Just that simple! Sweet and fulfilling! Also, enriched with soul food! Potassium that is...
Now, what’s the big deal about potassium and why is it so important?
Here is a holistic tip and holistic approach for about potassium.
In order for one to understand potassium, they must understand the benefits and role it plays within the body. The first question may be, “How do I find out what I am missing in a nutritional sense?” That’s where the fun begins if your ready to go holistic!
Potassium is a vital mineral and electrolyte for every body. It ought to be carefully considered.
If you experience body pains or aches and the doctors say you are fine due to blood work and testing strips but you still experience pains, without a doubt, something is wrong. At that point, you don’t need a doctor to convince you differently. Within a holistic lifestlye, listening and understanding our bodies are our first signs of defense. Careful to ignore nothing. Our bodies are communicating with us and it could be expressing lack nutrition. When it comes to holistic living and overall wellness, we consider nutrition as our first aid; we find out what we are possibly lacking or over doing.
Potassium is a really big deal, we don’t consider it enough and we need a lot of it! When it comes to the cramping of toes, feet and muscles you can begin to consider insufficient potassium levels. These issues are not to be ignored; lack of potassium can also lead up to heart issues for the heart is a muscle itself. Try not to take this information lightly. Have you ever wondered how an extremely healthy person can just pass away with very little explaination? The freaky nature of things keep us in awe but its not so freaky when considering how bare we are in nutrients. Simple stuff like that can cause one to become holistically inadequate. When lacking total nutritional value, it become very hard for us to miss signs of danger but we do. This is how the body goes off of neutral on a PH scale. It all matters!
A healthy adult should aim to consume 3,500–4,700 mg of potassium daily. A healthy person! If you are fighting illnesses due to lack of potassium, than one would need to build up those numbers higher than the recommended daily value. Potassium plays a major part within the muscles. We all know that we are made up of muscle. There is an importance of potassium in the nerve function and the transmission of electrical nerve impulses, too! Lack of potassium results in hypokalemia which can cause issues within the blood stream, as well.
Here a some symptoms lack of potassium can bring:
Heart Palpitations (Muscle)
Drop in Blood Pressure
Bloating/Stomach Cramps/Gastro Issues
Constipation (Muscle Weakness)
Numbness and Tingling (Nerves)
If you happen to experience a few to many of these issues, it may be due to lack of potassium. Ask your doctor if you lack potassium to help solve existing issues.
If you know you're not getting an adequate amount of potassium, due to your obvious diet, just check your milligram intake and see if your getting enough within your body. It’s just that easy!
Try an holistic approach if you haven’t yet before issues worsen and you feel obligated to take a more serious medical approach. Even then, becoming holistic still can solve issues.
So, here is the million dollar question.
Which foods are full of potassium?
Top High Potassium Foods
Cooked spinach 1cup (540 mg)
Raw spinach 1cup (558 mg)
2 wedges of Watermelon (640 mg)
Coconut Water 1 cup (600 mg)
Cooked White Beans 1cup (829 mg)
When using beans for potassium, soaking them overnight is the best way to minimize phytates, which can block the absorption of the potassium mineral.
Edamame/Soybeans 1cup (676 mg)
Although, I am not a fan of this item because it is high in estrogen, it is still a great source of potassium. From my research and studies, it is not appropriate to eat inorganic soy, it is not appropriate to give it to infants through formulas, it shouldn’t be given to youthful boys until they have reached a mature age due to high estrogen levels during their development stage, nor is it good for women who are fight estrogen absorbent cancers because it can feed cancer cells causing it to spread.
Butternut Squash 1cup (582 mg)
Baked Potatoe (738 mg)
Sweet potatoes (541 mg)
(6)Dried Apricots (488 mg)
Cooked Swiss Chard 1cup (961mg)
Cooked Beets 1cup (518 mg)
Don't get rid of of the leaves! Full of nutrients!
Pomegranate (666 mg) Amongst plenty more like...
Oranges, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grapefruit Mushroom, Peas, Cucumbers, Broccoli (Some dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, and dates are also high in potassium.)
The more organic, the more potassium!
Remember that we need a lot of it.
With all of that said, make it a meaningful meal and/or smoothie and have a healthy day!