Why is potassium-rich food help in bringing down blood pressure? The body needs this vital mineral in balance with other nutrients to regulate your blood pressure. Sometimes our diet is lacking in it, but usually, this occurs if our diet consists of too much fast food, or we are already taking potassium wasting diuretics which flush out the potassium as the name suggests.
Because our bodies don’t store potassium, we need to make sure the food we eat is potassium-rich food to give an immediate and plentiful supply of it.
So what have I added to my potassium food list?
- Red Cabbage
- White Cabbage
41. Squash – 100 gm = 280 mg of potassium
I was flabbergasted at the number of different kinds of squash. Take a deep breath!!!!!! You have Australian blue, amber cup, autumn cup, acorn, baby boo, banana, butternut, buttercup, calabaza, calabash, kabocha, carnival, chayote, cucumber, Cucuzza…gasp! Gasp! Gulp!…
Eight balls, gold nugget, green-striped cushaw, hubbard, luffa gourde, lumina, Summer, sweet dumpling, sunburst, spaghetti, turban, orangetti, pumpkin, …