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{July 5, 2010}   Potassium is Important For Heart Health, Stroke Prevention

Did you know that certain blood pressure medicines can deplete you of potassium? That’s like a double edged sword. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Eating a banana each day, potato or other souces of potassium is worth looking into.

Researchers found that people who ate the most fruit and vegetables were less likely to suffer a stroke. The highest intake of potassium reach fruits and vegetables lowered ones risk. There is actually an 8 per cent reduction in coronary heart disease from eating fruits and vegetables.

Potassium helps prevent muscle cramping. I think magnesium does too.

Potassium rich foods include avocados, leafy green  vegetables, apricots, prune juice, dried beans, dried peas, plain non-fat yogurt, bananas, and of course potatoes.


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