Are you the kind of person who avoids certain food types just to keep your weight/shape in check. Then you are at a higher risk of suffering from potassium deficiency. This may occur to people with severe cases of anorexia and bulimia. This is because such people are obsessed with their body image and will try as much as possible to stay away from healthy food just to maintain their desired body size/weight. Such people may include wrestlers, cheerleaders and most models.
Keeping your body size and shape can as well be done as long as you eat the right amounts of needed nutrients. Don’t be much into getting a perfect body that you even forget the health repercussions that come with it. I don’t think anyone will want to have that Mr/Mrs “Perfect body but with awful teeth due to poor hygiene.
Abnormal psychological behavior
On the extreme end, you may experience abnormal psychological behaviors. With low potassium you may exhibit such behaviors which may include depression, mood swings, psychosis, mental lethargy, confusion and bouts of hallucination. In addition, you may experience difficulty focusing or retaining important information therefore leaving you frustrated especially with your job.
In conclusion, potassium is not hard to acquire and consume. This is because it can be found in most foods and therefore there is no excuse for you to suffer from potassium deficiency. With all the right food in mind, living a healthy active life is guaranteed as long as you keep processed food to the minimum.