Face it, most of us do not get enough Potassium in our diet. A good source that is underrated is blackstrap molasses! 1 tbl has 290 mg (8% DV)! It's an acquired taste but what could be easier than subbing that for your sugar in your coffee or tea?
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No longer a secret: How to get your Potassium RDA!
It took over 20 hours of personal research to produce the "High Potassium - Low Calories Food List". You won't find anything else like it on the internet. I hope it helps you achieve your daily potassium goal. It's helped me where I'm no longer concerned about getting enough. 306 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845542306 Copy and paste the above URL into your browser, or visit my Spark page and view the FIRST blog!
Less than 3 percent of us meet recommended intake levels of K. This, along with extraordinary high levels of sodium is a recipe for disaster. It's been determined that it's the RATIO of K:Na that is important to heart health. Increasing potassium levels will increase your health! 252
How many time have you been told that starches are bad for you? Well guess what? Potatoes are one of the highest sources of potassium next to red meat. One medium red potato can contain up to 800mg of potassium, a sweet potato can contain up to 700mg and a russet potato can contain up to 1000mg. So if you have a hard time meeting your potassium needs like I do and want something that is actually not that high in calories, reach for a spud! :^)
Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are known for their blood pressure reducing properties are olive oil, celery, tomatoes and squash, prunes, grapefruits, potatoes. Remeber moderation...mix them up to get full benefits
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