• Willem

Eat to Nourish: Potassium

Updated: Jan 6


Why it matters to include the mineral Potassium in your diet.


Conventional fresh food supply chains take days even weeks to get fresh produce to you the customer, as a result, a lot of nutritional value is lost due to natural decaying processes.

Because Nourishing Hub is local to the community we sell our greens still growing and you harvest when you are ready to eat, you have no loss of nutrients.



Benefits

  • Potassium is an important mineral that functions as an electrolyte. It helps regulate fluid balance, nerve signals and muscle contractions.

  • Potassium in the diet lowers blood pressure

  • It also decreases the risk of stroke, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones.


Veg in order of highest to lowest concentration

  • Rocket

  • Mustard

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage - Chinese (pak choi)

  • Cabbage - Red

  • Carrot

  • Onion

  • Carrot

  • Radish

  • Alfalfa

Remember, nutrition is more than just calories, fats, and sugars.


At Nourishing Hub we not only grow our greens in a sustainable and responsible manner, free from pesticides and herbicides, we also deliver nutritionally dense greens so you get the maximum benefit when including our greens in your diet.


Eat to nourish - minerals and vitamins are essential to a healthy diet!


References:

  • https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-does-potassium-do#section1

  • https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/potassium-sources-and-benefits#1

  • https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287212.php

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