Potassium and Blood Pressure

An increased intake of potassium can lower blood pressure even more so than lowering your sodium level.  To keep the blood pressure under control, you should take five times more potassium than sodium.[1] Unfortunately, most Americans eat two times more sodium than potassium, due to the prevalence of high sodium-processed foods. It is important to keep your salt consumption under control, but it is more important to increase potassium consumption.

Add potassium rich foods to your diet, such as avocado, mushrooms, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and spinach.  Keep the salt consumption under control and use only mineral salts.

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