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Potassium

Potassium Rich Foods

Posted November 27, 2013

Potassium is a dietary mineral and electrolyte that is obtained from food we eat. Our normal body functions very much depend on the optimum levels of potassium inside and outside cells. Potassium also helps to maintain the pH levels in your body.

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Not Sleeping? Check Your Diet for These Missing Nutrients

Posted August 1, 2013

People who get insufficient sleep are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality and reduced quality of life and productivity. It is estimated that 50-70 million American adults suffer from a sleep disorder.

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Low Potassium Linked with Liver Disease

Posted May 22, 2013

Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) also had low potassium levels, researchers in China found. In a population-based, cross-sectional study, patients with NAFLD had significantly lower serum potassium levels than those who did not have the liver condition (4.09 mM versus 4.14 mM, P<0.0001), Guang Ning, MD, of Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine, and colleagues reported online in Clinical Endocrinology.

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New Data Show That White Potatoes Increase Intake Of Potassium

Posted April 25, 2013

Consumption of white potatoes is linked to increased intake of potassium, according to a new study released at the Experimental Biology 2013 Annual Meeting. For each additional kilocalorie of white potatoes consumed, there was a 1.6 mg increase in potassium intake among adults 19-years-old and older, and a 1.7 mg increase among children and teens from 2 to 18 years of age. Gender, age, race/ethnicity and educational attainment, but not income or body mass index, were also highly predictive of potassium intake.

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Less Salt and More Potassium Reduce Risk Of Stroke

Posted April 8, 2013

Less salt and more potassium in a person’s diet can lower blood pressure and the risk of stroke. Making these simple changes can save millions of lives each year, according to new studies published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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Eat More Potassium, 6 Reasons Why

Posted April 7, 2013

Potassium is a big deal, at least to the World Health Organization, which has recently stated that adults should consume more than 4 grams of this mineral daily. Other medical experts agree potassium is critical for health, especially when it is accompanied by a decrease in the consumption of salt (sodium). So what should you know about potassium?

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More Support for ‘Less Salt, More Potassium’

Posted April 5, 2013

The idea that reducing salt intake — and increasing potassium intake — can lower blood pressure and improve disease outcomes has received additional support from three systematic reviews. In a Cochrane review, modestly reducing salt intake was associated with an average blood pressure reduction of 4.18/2.06 mm Hg (P<0.001), as reported by Feng He, MBBS, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, and colleagues.

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Potassium for Energy and Anti-Aging: The Forgotten Nutrient

Posted January 26, 2013

Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) are important minerals for healthy nervous-system functions, but too much sodium or too little potassium can upset their delicate balance and lead to such problems as irregular heartbeat, fatigue, or high blood pressure. These minerals help regulate your body’s fluids by creating low-voltage electricity that helps run your body by sending messages throughout your body.

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Potassium for Energy and Anti-Aging: The Forgotten Nutrient

Posted January 2, 2013

Shirley came to see me because she was tired. Her children were grown and her husband had recently passed away, leaving her to cook only for herself. She knew her diet was not as healthy as it had been, but she had no real complaints other than her fatigue and a little extra weight. Basically, she was looking for a weight-reduction program that would give her more energy.

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Strengthen The Immune System With Green Peas

Posted December 24, 2012

Green peas contain twice the protein of most vegetable, and they are a healthier substitute for meat. Three-quarter cup of peas provides 6 grammes of protein, plus thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and 645 units of vitamin A.

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