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. . Watch this video to learn about the top low potassium symptoms and how to treat low potassium.
0:00 Why most people with a potassium deficiency don’t know about it
0:39 Symptoms of potassium deficiency
2:40 How to get more potassium in your diet
3:44 Why I modified the keto diet
4:45 Why stress depletes potassium
In this video, I want to talk to you about the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment of low potassium.
Low potassium is one of the number one deficiencies. However, it most often goes undetected. When you take a blood test, it simply doesn’t show up. Why? Because the majority of potassium resides inside the cell. You have to be very deficient in potassium for it to show up on a blood test.
The best way to find out if you have a potassium deficiency is to look at the symptoms.
Here are some of the common symptoms of a potassium deficiency:
• High blood pressure
• Muscle cramps
• Sugar cravings
• High insulin
• Muscle weakness
• Abnormal heartbeat
The need for insulin actually decreases when you have enough potassium.
What causes low potassium? There are numerous reasons you might have low potassium levels. Here are some of the most common ones:
• Poor diet
• High cortisol
• Excess H2O
How can you increase your potassium level? Many people believe that bananas are the best source of potassium. However, bananas contain only 300mg of potassium. You need 4,700mg of potassium. You would have to consume 15 bananas, which would add a lot of sugar to your diet.
Instead, you want to consume plenty of fresh vegetables. I recommend 7-10 cups each day. Avocados, spinach, salad, and cucumbers are great sources of potassium.
My healthy version of the keto diet includes plenty of vegetables to help replenish electrolytes.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this video helped you understand the low potassium symptoms and why you might have low potassium.