How to eat more potassium

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How to eat more potassium to lower blood pressure

How to eat more potassium to lower blood pressure


Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre to keep your body in good condition. They a great source of potassium, which helps to balance out the negative effects of salt and lower your blood pressure.

To reap the benefit of more potassium in your life, try to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. (A portion is about the same size as your closed fist.) Not only will this help to lower your blood pressure, it will also help you to avoid certain cancers, bowel problems and even heart attacks or strokes.

Good sources of potassium include: potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, tomato sauce (without added salt or sugar), orange juice, tuna (fresh, frozen or tinned, but avoid tuna packed in brine), yoghurt and fat-free milk.

If you have kidney disease, or are taking certain blood pressure medications, a large increase in potassium could be harmful. In this case, avoid taking potassium supplements and check with your doctor before dramatically increasing your potassium intake.

Use the links below to discover how you can add more potassium-laden fruit, vegetables and foods to your daily diet.


How to eat more potassium



Salt is a dangerous addiction

Salt - a dangerous addiction

Most UK adults eat 50% more salt than is wise every day

Eat more fruit to boost potassium levels

Potassium boosting fruits

Discover which fruits are best for lowering blood pressure

Blood pressure friendly vegetables

Vegetables rich in potassium

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Other foods that help lower blood pressure

Other foods that help

Low-fat dairy products and certain fish can help lower blood pressure

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