If hot summer days make you feel listless and fatigued, or you’ve just had a strenuous workout, you may be suffering from low potassium! Potassium is an essential blood mineral, known as an electrolyte, which can be lost through exercise and perspiration. Although our cells are programmed to store more than twice as much potassium as sodium, our diets often are much higher in sodium than potassium.
Potassium is a soluble mineral that can easily be lost in cooking and processed foods. Because our ancestor’s natural diet of fruits, grains, and vegetables was high in potassium and lower in sodium, our bodies were designed to store sodium. Now that high sodium foods are plentiful, people get too much sodium and not enough potassium. Plus, if you drink coffee, the caffeine stimulates potassium’s elimination via the urine.
As a result of our low potassium intake, many people now suffer from hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure. Making sure you get enough potassium is essential to optimal health. Potassium helps protect the heart muscle, regulates your heart beats, and prevents strokes.
Teeccino contains a generous helping of easily absorbable potassium from carob, barley, chicory, dates, figs, almonds and ramon nuts. The potassium is released during brewing into the Teeccino liquid, making it easy to absorb in the small intestines where it can be rapidly assimilated by your blood, muscle, and brain cells.
In fact, Teeccino contains more potassium per serving than popular sports drinks like Garorade®. Teeccino’s potassium is all natural, unlike the chemical added to sports drinks.
Here is our favorite way to quickly restore potassium levels and get an instant natural pick-up:
- Store a pitcher of brewed Teeccino in your refrigerator so it is ready at all times. Pour the cold Teeccino into a glass, add milk and sweeten with maple syrup or non-caloric sweetener like liquid stevia. Stir and enjoy! Brewed Teeccino will keep in your fridge for a week without flavor or nutrient loss.
- Follow these instructions for making iced Teeccino from a freshly brewed pot.
- Add sparkling water to chilled Teeccino if you love carbonated drinks. With the color of a cola, Teeccino also resembles a dark British stout!
We promise. After a glass of iced Teeccino, you’ll feel reenergized and ready to tackle the rest of your day!