Vitamins and Supplements
April 5, 2007 11:56am CST
New information about potassium do you have high blood pressure? Well now there is new evidence that will allow you to eat your way to lower blood pressure levels. Eating food rich in potassium can actually reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. Consume foods with at least 350 milligrams (mg) of potassium per serving and no more than 140 mg of sodium to lower your blood pressure. These foods should also be low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Many of the best sources of potassium won't come with any fancy labels. These items include bananas, cantaloupe, potatoes, and avocado. Combine them with whole grains like quinoa and white beans, and you'll have no trouble getting the recommended daily allowance of 3,500 mg.
• United States
5 Apr 07
Potassium is an excellent thing to add to your diet every day because it also protects the heart. I love the idea of combining those foods with quinoa by the way. It's a very tasty grain and great as a cereal in the morning with sliced apples and raisins. Also, take a vitamin supplement to make sure you are getting the recommended dose of all vitamins and minerals.