Tuesday, August 02, 2011
I recently read a blog about the importance of balancing sodium and potassium. I had never tracked my potassium, figuring my multivitamin probably gave me what I needed. But out of curiosity, I decided to add it to my nutrition tracker. I was surprised to find that on most days I get only about half of what is recommended. I was even more surprised to learn that my multivitamin supplies only 2% of the recommended daily amount. For a long time I have had a problem with being constantly tired/sleepy - and lo and behold, just read that a long-term potassium deficiency can cause that. I'm going to make a conscious effort to boost my potassium and keep track of whether it seems to affect my tiredness. Neither my doctor nor I have been able to come up with any other reason for my fatigue & sleepiness, so it's definitely worth a try.