Over the summer months, it’s important to stay hydrated and keep our electrolytes in balance. Yesterday’s Daily Tip from the American Dietetic Association gave recommendations for potassium consumption that I found interesting and helpful:
“Athletes know to eat bananas when they get muscle cramps. Why? Because bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
Among other things, potassium helps your muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium.
Potassium is found in a wide range of foods, especially fruits like bananas and oranges, vegetables like tomatoes and spinach, as well as kidney beans and potatoes.
Make sure you’re getting enough potassium by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.”
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