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Bring on the beans and bananas

Are you getting enough potassium in your diet?

With many dietary recommendations focusing on food reduction and moderating intake, it is interesting to note that the latest guidance from the World Health Organisation involves increasing our consumption – of potassium.

Increasing our intake of potassium-rich foods offers the potential to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Excellent food sources of potassium are beans and peas, vegetables such as spinach, cabbage and parsley and fruits including bananas and dates.

The recommendation to increase levels of potassium in the diet also extends to children, with the World Health Organisation noting that children with elevated blood pressure often go on to become adults with elevated blood pressure.

How potassium-rich foods can play a role in reducing high blood pressure.

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