Potassium: A Nutrient Guide

Potassium: A Nutrient Guide

Potassium, a mineral and electrolyte present in all body tissues, is essential for cellular function.

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Title Potassium: A Nutrient Guide
Published February 06, 2023


Did you know that most Americans don’t consume enough potassium? Only about 36% of men and 38% of women are meeting the daily recommendations for this essential nutrient.1 Since potassium helps regulate things like heartbeat and blood pressure, it’s no wonder the FDA requires foods and beverages to list potassium on the nutrition label. 

Here’s everything you need to know about potassium—from how much we actually need to the best food sources to the functions of potassium in the body. Plus, learn why it’s so hard to get enough potassium in the diet and how this creates opportunities for food and beverage manufacturers fortify products with potassium.

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