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Potassium is an
important mineral to the body and plays roles at both the cellular and
electrical level. In fact, it is also considered an electrolyte because
it carries a tiny electrical charge. Potassium is found in red blood
cells, muscles and bones. Food sources include many fruits and
vegetables, such as spinach, parsley, broccoli, tomatoes, citrus fruits,
bananas, apples, avocados and raisins.
and sodium work together to regulate the water and acid-base balance in
the blood and tissues. It also works by creating a sodium-potassium
pump that helps generate muscle contractions, including regulating
heartbeat, according to Periodic Paralysis News Desk. Because potassium
crosses the cell membrane more readily than sodium, it initiates an
exchange that releases electrical energy and activates nerve impulses,
causing muscle contraction.