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 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Thank you for caring Medical Will peanut treatment help guard against peanut allergy? Parenting Take at least a year between pregnancies, new research says Lifestyle Here’s why you should be having sex in the morning Medical How bad is your hearing loss? Medical What bacteria can cause trouble in your mouth? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Infancy » Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk New research suggests that babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're two years old may be more likely to become obese. Seasonal changes » Is your home making you sick? Should you get injected for hay fever? Is your medication struggling to keep your seasonal allergy symptoms in check? There is a shot for hay fever – and this is what you need to know.