February 25: Increase Your Potassium Intake

Lisa Nelson Health Pro
  • Potassium works to balance out the sodium in your diet.  An adequate potassium intake can lower systolic pressure ~4.4 mm Hg and diastolic pressure ~2.5 mm Hg. 

     

    Good potassium sources:

    Cantaloupe, bananas, dates, nuts, oranges, and green leafy vegetables

     

    Maintaining an adequate intake of potassium is especially important if you are taking diuretics.  Some diuretics increase potassium loss via the kidneys.

     

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Published On: February 23, 2009