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Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

Most people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include

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  1. Potassium (National Library of Medicine)  
    Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate. ... products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects ...
  2. Potassium - low; Low blood potassium; Hypokalemia ... Potassium is needed for cells to function properly. You get potassium through food. The kidneys remove excess ...
  3. Hyperkalemia; Potassium - high; High blood potassium ... Potassium is needed for cells to function properly. You get potassium through food. The kidneys remove excess ...
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  9. Potassium Iodide (KI) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  10. Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney ...
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