Potassium for High Blood Pressure

Potassium intake is strongly related to blood pressure.  Controlled trials have shown that potassium supplementation can reduce blood pressure by a significant amount in people with hypertension.

However, there are better ways to get potassium than via supplements.

​Vegetables and fruits are excellent sources of potassium, including starchy root vegetables such as potatoes and sweet potatoes. Too much potassium, usually from supplements, can be dangerous, so try to get your intake from healthy eating.


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