Potassium: the Heart keeper!

The epidemiological data suggest that a modest increase in fruit and vegetable intake (rich sources of dietary potassium), especially in those with hypertension and/or relatively low potassium intakes, could significantly reduce the risk of stroke.

Increasing potassium intake by consuming a diet rich in fruit and vegetables may help lower blood pressure and may have other health benefits. Supplemental potassium might help lower blood pressure in some individuals, but potassium supplements should only be used in consultation with a medical provider.


Assessing magnesium status is difficult because most magnesium is inside cells or in bone: 60% of the magnesium in the human body is found in the skeleton, 39% in the muscle tissue, and 1% is extracellular. But you can recognize it by its symptoms:


Zinc is an important trace mineral that people need to stay healthy. Of the trace minerals, this element is second only to iron in its concentration in the body. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include: Frequent infections,
Loss of hair,
Poor appetite,
Problems with the sense of taste,
Problems with the sense of smell,
Skin sores,
Wounds that take a long time to heal.