Discussions that mention potassium

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Sometimes lack of potassium, magnesium, or MAYBE sodium causes soreness. Unless you are an amateur and you were using your muscles that you normally don't use.
It's important to stretch before and after any type of workout!
it must have been the magnesium or potassium, because two days ago i ate a banana and my energy was great. how often should i eat a banana?
You may want to look into the RDA of potassium. Unfortunately, many vitamin supplements do NOT include nowhere near enough potassium,(like 2% :eek: ) so don't think you getting it from your multi, that goes for magnesium too. Many people don't think they lack these minerals because they think it's already included in their multi vitamin.
You should be consuming more fruit for potassium,
Bananas are high in potassium, same with pineapple, oranges, ANY fruits.
I think milk has some potassium, but I'm not sure.
For magnesium, well, today's soils are depleted from this essential mineral so more people lack this mineral than believed. Foods higher in magnesium are in whole grains, leafy greens, nuts, flax, and there is more I think.. :)
Check to make sure your getting enough iron, and B vitamins.