DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS?
This is particularly critical to the increasing number of individuals with high blood pressure. These individuals fighting HBP have many non-pharmaceutical ways of controlling their pressure, including weight loss, exercise, stress management, as well as decreasing dietary sodium.
Research shows that a diet with adequate potassium can lower blood pressure.
Potassium causes the kidneys to excrete excess sodium from the body, thereby lowering blood pressure. A healthy American should consume 4,700 milligrams of potassium daily. Most do not. We are more likely in the 2,500-3,000 milligram range. So the hunt is on to add the nutritious foods that are potassium rich.
The list is large with veggies, fruits and beans at the top.
Check this list out as you make up your daily meal plan.
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