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How can potassium help prevent high blood pressure?

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Research shows that eating foods rich in potassium may help protect some people from getting high blood pressure. You probably can get enough potassium from your diet, so a supplement isn't needed. It could be harmful to take it without your doctor’s OK. Many fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and fish are good sources of potassium.

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American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

Sources:

American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

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