This Essential Dietary Mineral Will Help You Control High Blood Pressure

July 15, 2017 Author: Dushyant Goswami

The issue of hypertension otherwise known as high blood pressure is quite near being announced a epidemic. As per a current report distributed in the Journal of Hypertension, around 33% of India's urban population and one-fourth of its country population are hypertensive. Probably, the pitiable way of life and poor dietary propensities are the underlying drivers for the same. With this article, I will be discussing that one essential dietary mineral which will enable you to control hypertension. So what is that key mineral that I am discussing?

Understanding Hypertension

Hypertension is a condition under which your pulse surpasses its normal range of 120/80. On the off chance that your pulse goes over 140/90, one should take it as a alarm. Hypertension is otherwise called a 'silent killer' which is as it should be. With no significant side effects, it harms your supply veins, heart and other key organs. Thus, the people turns out to be exceptionally helpless against a stroke, heart attack and even blindness. Absence of activity, smoking, liquor and abundance utilization of garbage sustenance (as it is high in sodium and trans fats), are the most widely recognized reasons behind hypertension. The main advice a BP quiet is offered is to chop down their salt (sodium) admission. High sodium in your eating regimen spikes the pulse and subsequently declines the condition for the hypertensive individual.

The Power Of Potassium

Potassium is one of the key electrolytes that our body requirements for the solid working of our indispensable organs (heart and mind). Potassium decides our heart beat, beat, pulse, muscle contraction and different nerve flagging procedures. Indeed, even kidney function is influenced by the potassium levels in our body. Better the potassium level, the better the filtering capacity of the kidneys.

Symptoms of Potassium Deficiency

High blood pressure, constipation, muscle cramps, insomnia, excessive sugar craving and fatigue are some of the common symptoms of potassium deficiency

Potassium And BP


There are such a variety of research papers accessible that shows an immediate connection between potassium and hypertension. A greater part of hypertension patients are potassium deficient. Potassium is essentially known for relaxing the arteries and to direct the cellular fluid ratio. It controls the high sodium proportion in the blood that spikes blood pressure. Satisfactory measure of potassium will make your kidneys excrete the extra sodium from the body. Therefore, it cuts down hypertension.

Required Dosage and Sources

We require 4700 mg of potassium on a daily basis, which is almost 4 times the daily sodium requirement. The irony is, most people take these electrolytes in a reverse ratio, i.e. 4 times of the required dosage of sodium and ¼ of the required dosage of potassium.

Here are 5 best and easily available potassium sources you can find:

1. Spinach - 1 cup of cooked Spinach gives you around 839 milligrams of potassium

2. Sweet Potato - 1 large sized sweet potato gives you around 855 milligrams of potassium

3. Coconut Water - 1 large glass of coconut water gives you around 600 milligrams

4. White beans (lobiya) - ½ a cup of white beans offer 502 milligrams of potassium

5. Banana - 1 large size banana gives you around 487 milligrams of potassium