Powerful Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulate fluids and helps maintain normal blood pressure to offset the effects of sodium.

Potassium is found in a wide range of foods including fruits, vegetables, dairy and fish.Examples are:

1 medium baked potato with skin: 930 milligrams

1 cup cooked spinach: 840 milligrams

1 cup cooked broccoli: 460 milligrams

1 cup cubed cantaloupe: 430 milligrams

1 cup chopped tomatoes: 430 milligrams

1 medium banana: 420 milligrams

1 cup chopped carrots: 410 milligrams

1 cup low-fat milk: 350-380 milligramsMany elements of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet are good natural sources of potassium. DASH is not a fad diet, but a healthy eating plan that supports long-term lifestyle changes. Potassium can be harmful in patients with kidney disease and any condition that affects how the body handles potassium and for those who take certain medications, so always check with your doctor.

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