What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sources of potassium

High amounts are found in apricots, avocados, blackstrap, molasses, brewers yeasts, brown rice, dates, dulse, figs, dried fruit, garlic, nuts, raisin, winter squash, torula yeast, wheat bran, yams and yoghurt.

Bananas are the single best source of potassium in the US diet. Vegetables and fruits, especially potatoes, spinach, and melons are important dietary potassium sources. This mineral I widely distributed in many types of foods.

Meat, fish, poultry and dairy products are also good sources. Milk, coffee and tea are also significant sources of potassium.

Herbs that contain potassium include catnip, hops, horsetail, nettle plantain, red clover, sage and skullcap.

Generous intake of fruits and vegetables, as recommended by the Pyramid food guidance system, will help increase potassium intake.

Food processing tends to remove potassium and add sodium, thereby contributing to the imbalances intake of these tow minerals.
Sources of potassium

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