8 Key Minerals Essential for Boosting Immunity

#3. POTASSIUM

ROLE

Potassium works in conjunction with sodium and chloride to regulate the amount of water and acid / alkali balance in the body. It also helps the nerves and muscles to function properly, lowers and controls high blood pressure, keeps the heart healthy, and eases fatigue, irritability, and confusion.

Elderly people are more at risk of too much potassium in their body, as their kidneys are less able to excrete excess.

SOURCES

Many fruit and vegetables but especially bananas, oranges, tomatoes, chard, spinach, mushrooms, fennel (best raw), beetroot, and potatoes, as welt as pulses, soy products, bran and bran breakfast cereals, meat, poultry game, and fish.