Cross a finish line this summer and chances are you’ll be handed a banana. What gives? In a word: potassium.
One of your body’s most important electrolytes, potassium helps carry electrical impulses throughout your body so your cells communicate and do what they need to do—like keep you living. Deficiencies are linked to muscle fatigue, cramping, constipation, and even heart irregularities. Plus, potassium helps your body convert carbs into glycogen—your body’s form of stored quick-acting energy. So when you’re running low on energy after a workout, some potassium give you some oomph and get your muscles the fuel they need for growth and repair.
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