Vital mineral and electrolyte potassium is the unsung hero of many body activities.
The heart's dynamic duo is potassium and sodium. These two minerals and electrolytes control blood pressure.
Potassium lowers blood pressure by stimulating salt excretion through urine and relaxing blood vessel walls.
Adults should ingest 2,400–3,600 mg of potassium daily. Here are several easy methods to consume more.
Eat more veggies and fruits. Schlichter states "Adding more fruits and veggies (fresh, canned or frozen) to meals can increase potassium intake."
While most people think of bananas, potassium is also found in oranges, potatoes, sweet potatoes, apricots, kiwis, tomatoes, spinach, and cantaloupe.