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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.

 
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