Potassium and Soluble Fiber

Increase your potassium intake with Teeccino

Every cup of Teeccino delivers potassium in a readily available and quickly absorbable liquid state. Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that stimulates the rapid transmission of nerve impulses, increases tissue oxygenation, and supports healthy muscle contraction. It is added to sports drinks to restore energy production, as it can be depleted through diet and exercise. Teeccino has more potassium per serving than popular sports drinks and it’s entirely natural!

Potassium is necessary for cellular metabolism via the sodium-potassium pump that regulates the transfer of nutrients and waste into and out of cells. Since our modern diets provide too much sodium compared to potassium, many people have health problems that result from too little potassium and too much salt.

Heart-healthy potassium

Our hearts, like all of our muscles, require potassium to function properly. The FDA discovered that too many people are getting too little potassium because they’re not eating enough fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables. As a result, the FDA recently ruled that potassium is so essential to our health, it should be listed on the Nutrition Facts box on all food and beverage labels.

Potassium naturally lowers the blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of strokes. Heartbeat irregularities, also called arrhythmias, can be regulated by potassium, which restores healthy electrical activity to the heart muscle.

Soluble fiber and cholesterol

Teeccino contains slightly less than 1 gram of soluble fiber in a 10 oz mug that naturally extracts from the roasted chicory, barley and dandelion roots during brewing. Inulin from chicory and dandelion roots is a prebiotic soluble fiber that helps restore your gut health by feeding your probiotics. Soluble fiber from barley, on the other hand, contains beta-glucan, a natural polysaccharide that has been shown to lower LDL-cholesterol. Beta-glucan also has anti-tumor and immune stimulating properties.

The FDA has determined that soluble fiber from foods such as barley, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease when ¾ of a gram of beta-glucan in soluble fiber is consumed daily. Four to five cups of Teeccino a day is necessary to provide ¾ of a gram of beta-glucan from barley.

Enhance your mineral absorption

A healthy heart depends on minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium to function well. Prebiotic inulin from chicory and dandelion roots in Teeccino supports a healthy population of beneficial microflora that have been shown to increase the bioavailability of minerals in your diet, especially calcium and iron. Although a small amount of inulin is found in many common foods like wheat and garlic, our diets are generally deficient in inulin because we no longer eat many tubers which are rich in inulin. Drinking several cups of Teeccino a day can double your daily intake of inulin!