Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Mental health in the workplace: A third of South Africans resign from their jobs because of a bad boss 2019-11-15 21:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical How could your 'sense of purpose' affect your health? Medical How to protect yourself against short- and long-term sun damage Medical Why antibiotics are not recommended for most toothaches Diet and nutrition Here's how to handle the heat and enjoy spicy foods Diet and nutrition How to shed belly weight fast Medical WATCH: Quitting dairy has these effects on your skin Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.