Consuming an adequate amount of dietary potassium in your diet could reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that for every 1,000 milligrams of additional potassium consumed, the risk of stroke was decreased by 11%. Such examples of potassium rich foods include, sweet potato, tomato paste, baked potato, white beans, yogurt, prune juice, halibut, soybeans, tuna, lima beans, winter squash, bananas and non-fat milk. It is recommended that adults over age 19 should consume 4.7 grams of potassium per day. Potassium can also combat high blood pressure and improve blood-vessel functioning.
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