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Potassium can promote the excretion of sodium, prevent the hardening of blood vessels, lower (reduce) blood pressure

Principle of lowering blood pressure
Potassium can inhibit the absorption of sodium in renal tubules, promote the excretion of sodium from the urine, potassium has protective effect on vascular injury, helps to reduce the dosage of antihypertensive drugs. Studies have shown that Potassium intake and blood pressure is inversely proportional to, with the increase in Potassium intake, blood pressure will be reduced accordingly, therefore, it has a more significant antihypertensive effect on mild hypertension (high blood pressure).

Recommended daily intake: 2000 - 2800 mg

Equivalent to 100 grams of Bananas

100 grams of Bananas

Equivalent to 100 grams of Spinach

100 grams of Spinach

Note: Equivalent to 100 grams of Bananas, this refers to every 100 grams of Bananas contains about 2000 - 2800 mg of Potassium.

Health function
Assist in sodium metabolism, control blood pressure
Promote intestinal peristalsis
Helpful in the treatment of allergy
Effectively use the protein to repair damaged tissue
Assist Calcium and Magnesium to maintain normal heart function
Regulate acid-base balance
Potassium maintains body water balance and nerve conduction, regulates blood flow and assists normal muscle contraction

Signs of a Potassium deficiency
Unresponsive
Easy fatigue, hypodynamia
Prone to irritability, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc
Severe lack of potassium will appear low blood pressure, edema, heart beat faster, irregular heartbeat, and so on

Some people need to take Potassium supplements
People who like sweet food
People who drink regularly
People who often drink strong coffee or tea
Hypertensive patients taking diuretics
People who want to lose weight and do not eat staple food

Notice:
1.Patients with high blood pressure before the potassium supplement, it is better to check his kidney function and blood potassium, because if the kidney function is not complete, the potassium excretion rate is slow, so this kind of person should be cautious to potassium supplement.
2. The Potassium supplement is a gradual process, don't be anxious for success, you cannot use intravenous potassium chloride, so as to avoid danger.

The best food that contains Potassium and the recommended daily amount

Taro

50g

Taro

Sweet potatoes

50g

Sweet potatoes

Apples

200g

Apples

Spinach

90g

Spinach

Chrysanthemum

70g

Chrysanthemum

Potatoes

50g

Potatoes

Kiwifruit

70g

Kiwifruit

Bananas

100g

Bananas

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