Today, let's talk about potassium!
The following is copied directly from Livestrong.com:
Potassium is involved in creating the proteins your body needs from amino acids, converting carbohydrates into energy, building muscle, promoting body growth and supporting heart function. It also helps to maintain the acid-base balance in your body. Potassium is necessary for your body to produce a number of enzymes as well.
Potassium is a mineral that your body needs for good health. It is also an electrolyte, along with sodium, calcium, magnesium and chloride, and as such helps to conduct electricity in your body. You need to maintain the proper amount of potassium for your body to function properly.
I did not know that about it helping conduct electricity in our bodies, did you? Since the sweet potatoes, kale, pineapple and pears I've been juicing this week all have potassium, my guess is it is a great contributor to my feeling good today.
According to WHfoods.com, signs of a potassium deficiency include:irritability, muscle weakness, confusion, heart problems, chronic diarrhea, and fatigue.
Some other good sources of potassium are: bananas, fish, citrus fruit, avocados , broccoli, lima beans, peas, kidney beans and spinach.