Potassium

25 Oct

Less than 2 percent of Americans get the recommended 4,700 mg per day. Too little potassium can cause abnormal heart rhythms, weak muscles, and a minor rise in blood pressure. Though most of us associate potassium with bananas, other foods such as leafy greens, potatoes, legumes, and salmon provide more. A meal that includes 1 cup of Swiss chard, 1 cup of acorn squash, and 5 ounces of salmon, for example, supplies more than half your daily recommendation.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health October 2017 Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., CR’s chief medical advisor

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