Quick Tip – Lower your blood pressure

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To lower your blood pressure, cut down your sodium intake and increase your potassium intake.

Sodium raises your blood pressure. Potassium minimizes the damage by lessening the effects of sodium on blood pressure.

Lots of fruits and vegetables are good sources of potassium, including bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, spinach, peas and tomatoes.

 (Got this picture from Kidney-stone.us)

(Disclaimer: This is only a general tip. Ask you doctor before you do anything especially if you have impaired kidney function because diseased kidneys fail to remove excess potassium. With very poor kidney function, high potassium levels can affect the heart rhythm.)

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  1. RedLiverBirdFC

    January 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Why does Sodium raise your blood pressure but Potassium has an ameliorating effect? They both seem so similar (except a difference in their molecular weights)?

  2. Vidya Sury

    January 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    They have different job profiles that are complementary to each other 😛

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