What Is Potassium?
Potassium is a mineral that is crucial for life being essential for every cell, especially nerve and muscle function.
Most potassium  is intracellular, meaning it is found within cells while sodium, its opposing mineral (both electrolytes), is found in the fluid surrounding cells.
With muscle relaxation, potassium  moves back into the cells and sodium moves out. Functions are described below.
Importantly, a recent study investigating the association between the metabolic syndrome and potassium  intake in the general population found a significant inverse association between potassium  intake and metabolic syndrome in adults. That is, the lower the potassium  intake, the greater the odds of developing metabolic syndrome. After adjusting for various lifestyle and dietary confounders, subjects in the highest quartile of potassium  intake had 39% lower odds for metabolic syndrome compared to those in the lowest quartile. This association was consistent for both sexes. Among the components of metabolic syndrome, potassium  intake was inversely related to abdominal obesity and fasting hyperglycemia in multivariate analysis.1 
What Is Potassium Deficiency In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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