Is Beer High In Potassium?


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Liam Sheasby Profile
Liam Sheasby answered
Beer does contain potassium but not in large amounts. A typical can of beer contains 95mg of Potassium whilst a banana contains 420mg and is a good source of Potassium.

  • What is beer made of?
Beer is made of water, barley, wheat, sugar and hops. The hops add that bitter taste and allow preservation of the drink.

  • What is Potassium?
Potassium, with the chemical element label 'K', is a very common element and one that is naturally found in the human body but also can be mined.

  • What are the benefits of Potassium?
Potassium is good for muscle durability, helping with fatigue, and also benefits mental health and heart conditions. It's important in storing carbohydrates as energy for muscles to use. Potassium can counter a high-salt diet and protect the bones too, but this shouldn't be an excuse not to cut harmful salt levels.

  • Could I have a Potassium Deficiency from drinking beer?
Some people report getting cramps or other pains and aches after a night of drinking. This is more likely down to the dehydration that drinking can cause, not to a potassium deficiency. Most people struggle to have a deficiency in such a short space of time.

Fluids do flush your system however. Beer contains potassium, so this replaces some that is lost, but other nutrients can also be lost. Taking multivitamins the next day can be a good cure.

  • What drinks are high in Potassium?
Powder-mix Lemonade is high in potassium, but still contains only just over a quarter of the amount in a banana. Black tea and herbal tea are beneficial, as are cranberry juice, citrus fruit drinks, and wine.

Richer beer and ales are great nutritionally, but they are heavy in calories. In comparison, modern lager is a lot lighter and a lot sharper, containing fewer nutrients and vitamins.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Beer has about 95mg. Of potassium in every can.
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Anonymous commented
However, light beer has about 5mg an ounce. Just a little more than 1/2 regular beer. (See
daniel durnak Profile
daniel durnak answered
Yes, beer is relatively high in potassium, in about a 7/1 concentration over sodium. So beer drinkers, in my opinion, should supplement with salt (preferably sea salt).
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daniel durnak
daniel durnak commented
Yes, beer is relatively high in potassium, at about a 7/1 concentration ratio over sodium. In my yeoman's opinion, if he were to supplement his beer drinking with salt (preferably sea salt) he should be fine.
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Anonymous answered
The study on chemical contents of Beer suggests that it contains Potassium chemical compound Potassium Metabisulfite. Following are the chemical contents of Beer,
# Alcohol
# Lupulin
# Geraniol
# Gum Arabic
# Dextrin
# Tartaric Acid
# Papain
# Magnesium Sulfate
# Sodium Hydrosulfite
# Cobalt
# Tannic Acid
# Ammonium Phosphate
# Potassium Metabisulfite
Potassium Metabisulfite is used to preserve the flavor of Beer and protect it from deterioration, it is used as an antioxidant to inhabit chemical reactions taking place in the beer.
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
A 12 ounce serving of beer has 96 mg of potassium. For details, visit this link.

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