Part three in this series is on potassium. Again, the imporant of electrolyte minerals can’t be emphasized too much. While it’s possible to last months without calories, you will die within hours if your electrolyte minerals get too low.
First, a fun reference to potassium in Dr Who. The future of the world hangs in the balance, and the Doctor uses a banana to save the day.
The Doctor: [having secretly switched Jack’s Sonic Blaster with a banana, he now uses it to create a hole in the wall for their escape] Go, now, don’t drop the banana!
Captain Harkness: Why not?
The Doctor: [as if vitally important] Good source of potassium!
If you are eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and especially fresh vegetable juices, it’s unlikely you are deficient in potassium. We are unlikely to need potassium in a supplemental form, we can get enough from our food. Fruits tend to be higher in potassium than vegetables. Bananas are often touted as being a good source of potassium but there are better sources including dates. Sea vegetables are also higher in potassium than land-grown vegetables and even higher than some fruits. It’s also often said that coconut water is a good source of electrolytes but in fact it’s really only a good source of potassium, though avoid it if you are sugar-sensitive.
The easiest way to make sure you have a decent amount of potassium every day is to have a fresh vegetable juice, around 1 litre per day. Sea vegetables are also recommended, anything from 10 to 25g daily unless you have a thyroid condition, in which case you need to be cautious with your intake.
Be mindful of your potassium intake. The Doctor was right; bananas are good. But other sources are even better. Your health is crucial, so don’t leave it to chance.
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