Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium

Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium

Potassium is crucial for functions of tissues, organs and cells! The daily intake of potassium should be 7.400mg. It can help you in several ways. Potassium can lower your blood pressure, so it is good for people who have high blood pressure. Many diets used for lowering cholesterol have high levels of potassium. Which means that you will eat more fruits and reduce cholesterol levels. If you have heart rhythm problems, potassium may be the cure, because it enables your heart to beat! Your doctor would probably tell you to increase intake of potassium, if you have this problem.

Men at age 19-30 need 400mg of magnesium per day, older men needs 420 mg per day. Women need less magnesium. So in the same year group they should have a daily intake of 310mg per day. Older than 31 should have an intake of 320mg per day. Magnesium is important for your bones, because it increases greater bone density and reduce risk of osteoporosis! It also reduces risk of type 2 diabetes. Many studies show that daily intake of just 100mg of magnesium reduces chances of developing this disease by 15%.

The daily intake of calcium is 1.000mg, for men and women from age 19-50. People from age 50 should have a daily intake of 1200mg. Calcium is important for your bones and teeth. It also promotes your body to burn more fat, so you will be thinner. Other benefits are related to PMS problems, muscles function and even cancer! Recommended daily intake of calcium can reduce risk of breast and ovarian cancer! Although, 99% of calcium is in our bones, the 1% is crucial for nerve transition and muscle function.



 

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