The body with its help implements electrical impulses through the stations, potassium plays a role in the release of insulin which regulates blood sugar in the body, and most importantly it helps maintain your blood pressure, writes the BBC.
However, if the level of potassium in the body is too low or too high, it can lead to irregular heartbeat, stomach and digestion problems and nausea. Potassium -- chloride is one of the chemicals that Americans use in lethal injections that are given to prisoners sentenced to death, because too high levels of potassium retained in the body can cause a heart attack.
You can eat 7 of them … However, eating 6 bananas or more cannot kill you. You should eat more than 400 a day to create a level of potassium which can kill you, says the BBC Catherine Collins, a nutritionist from St George Hospital in London. “Bananas are also very healthy, and they have always been.”
Adult figures should consume 3500 milligrams of potassium daily. The average banana contains about 450 milligrams, which means you can eat more than 7 in order to enter the recommended dosage of potassium in the body.