Potassium Lowers Blood Pressure

September 1, 2012

A diet that includes natural sources of potassium is important in controlling blood pressure. The recommended daily intake of potassium for an average adult is about 4,700 milligrams per day. Potassium-rich foods include fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, bananas, citrus fruit, dried apricots, tomatoes, and dark green leafy vegetables.

Source: National Institutes of Health–DASH Eating Plan