Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuse > Health-in-Motion 19 May 2017 Eating lots of salty food rich in sodium is not good for your blood pressure You’re probably aware of the fact that eating lots of salty food rich in sodium is not good for your blood pressure, which is why many doctors recommend a low-sodium diet to help control problems with hypertension (high blood pressure). Researchers have recently discovered that another mineral nutrient, potassium, has the opposite effect of sodium when it comes to blood pressure. If hypertension is one of your health concerns, they suggest that you include plenty of potassium-rich foods, like avocados, sweet potatoes, beans, spinach and bananas in your meals. 0 More: Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuseHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people News From poo to dagga: 5 health stories you should read today Medical 8 myths about an overactive bladder busted Medical Compound in dagga eases severe form of epilepsy News How to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel Medical Diesel pollution may damage the heart From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.