When you are told to add salt to your diet – I’m sure you looked at the doctor like they were crazy. However, recent research has found that the health benefits of potassium in your diet can help you lower your blood pressure and in turn help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
Now – when I was little – I always thought that you get potassium from potatoes and if someone ate enough potatoes – well then they’d have enough potassium.
However, I have come to realize that this is not quite the case. Potatoes are a source of potassium, but not necessarily the BEST choice for you to receive all the benefits potassium has to offer.
Why do I need potassium?
Potassium is one of the ‘good’ salts you need in your diet. Ensuring you have enough potassium in your diet will help to lower your risk of high blood pressure — something no one wants. Not to mention that a deficiency in potassium can cause muscle weakness and cramping of your muscles throughout your body — prohibiting the effectiveness of your flat stomach workouts.
Well, you could eat potatoes, but that isn’t going to be your BEST source for this important mineral. Including a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet will help to keep your potassium levels high and avoid any type of deficiency. Some foods to add to your shopping cart next time are:
- Swiss Chard
- Romaine Lettuce
- Brussel Sprouts
Adding these foods to your diet will help to control your blood pressure as well as ensure that your muscles are working their best to help you see progress and gains in the weight room with your weight loss plan.
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