- Percent less than EAR: 97.6%
- Average daily intake from food:
--- Naturally occurring: 2,288 mg
--- Naturally occurring and enriched/fortified: 2,301 mg
Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte. It can deplete in the body when it is chronically dehydrated, whether from overconsumption of alcohol, or excessive sweating or vomiting. A deficiency can impact everything from nerve function to blood pressure. Consuming enough potassium—but not too much—is vital to managing levels. Potassium can be found in superfoods like bananas, leafy greens, and carrots.
Balanced diets contribute to a healthy well-being overall, laregely because they contain a variety of these essential nutrients. Remaining vigilant about what vitamins or minerals may be lacking in the body and knowing where to get them can prevent long-term consequences on someone's well-being. Each nutrient contributes to overall health in a specific way, and finding what's missing from a diet can lead to fun experimentation with new recipes and even trying new foods.
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