Potassium

Potassium is needed for

  • correct cell functions
  • regulating body fluid
  • regulating nerves, heart beat and blood pressure

Potassium deficiency is unusual. Severe deficiency of potassium can lead to:

  • heart problem, even heart attack

Sources of Potassium:

Food / 100g Amount (mg)
Wholemeal
Milk
Yoghurt
Hot chocolate
Tomato juice
Vegetable juice
Herring fillet
Mackerel fillet
Apple
Dried apricot

How Much Mineral You Need?

Dietary reference intake (DRIs): recommended intakes for infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

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