Potassium Lowers Blood Pressure

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


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