Category: Potassium

Potassium

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,...

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Pump Up Potassium

Eating potassium-rich foods can help protect your arteries from high-salt foods. On three occasions, scientists gave 39 people one of three tomato soups; high in sodium and low in potassium, high in both, or low in both. (The...

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Potassium

Potassium can blunt sodium’s tendency to increase blood pressure. But you don’t have to go overboard with supplements; fruits and vegetables supply plenty of this mineral. Source:  Doctors at Harvard Medical School...

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Potassium

Potassium can blunt sodium’s tendency to increase blood pressure. But you don’t have to go overboard with supplements;  fruits and vegetables supply plenty of this mineral. Source:  Doctors from Harvard Medical...

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We don’t get enough potassium

How much potassium are you suppose to get? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 4,700 milligrams a day. The average American gets roughly half that much. And potassium matters, “Many randomized trials have shown that...

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