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Potassium the wonder nutrient

Updated on May 7, 2011

Potassium the wonder nutrient.

 

 

Have you ever wonder why health reformers keep telling you to keep away from, denatured foods such as white rice, white flour and white sugar, in other words foods processed to remove their husk leaving them polished, pleasant to taste and supplying only energy?

Recently in my research I found out that foods like white flour and rice are robbed of the part that contains the wonder nutrient potassium. The miller refines and processes the grains to get white flour and rice to enable them to have a longer shelf life. The nutrients are then used to put into other products such as tablets.

 

The more food is refined is the greater the potassium loss along with other nutrients.

When wheat is milled and refined to make white flour approximately 25% of important elements are lost such as amino acids bran, B and B complex vitamins and all the potassium milled out and the germ removed. In a study done on cows who were fed refined grains it showed that these cows died early from heart failure than their counter parts who where fed whole unprocessed grains .

 

 

Fresh fruits such as apples and bananas along with the starchy tubers such as potato and legumes such as lima beans are very high in potassium and should always be included in the diet. They fall under the category of high vibration foods geared to keep the blood vessels healthy.

 

 

Potassium plays an important part in preventing and sometimes in the treatment of the following health conditions arthrosclerosis, cataract, dehydration, hepatitis, high hypertension, inflammatory bowels disease, osteoporosis, potassium depletion

 

Author:( Soy Criada) Juliet Christie Murray

 

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    • Juliet Christie profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliet Christie Murray 

      9 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      There has to be a balance in both potassium and sodium. I think sodium is the problem with junk food they are loaded with sodium.too much sodium depletes Potassium.

    • mandybeau profile image

      mandybeau 

      9 years ago

      I would worry  about too much potassium in the diet, as it can reach an elevated level where the heart is affected. This can be life threatening.

      I also realise that low potassium has its problems too.

      Do you know what ratio of the population say in the U.S.A. suffer from low potassium, i wouldn't think that it would be high, as all junk food, most can foods, fast foods etc are usually a concern for people on a diet to reduce potassium.

      calcium is used to absorb too much potassium, and this also has its side effects. Everything in moderation.

    • Lgali profile image

      Lgali 

      9 years ago

      useful info

    • drpastorcarlotta profile image

      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      9 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Again you gave me some very important info for my health!!!!! Blessings!!!!!

    • Amy Boyack profile image

      Amy Boyack 

      9 years ago from Idaho

      Juliet,

      For some reason the page is displaying very strangely in flock browser. It's like firefox.

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