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The Power of Potassium: Balancing Sodium for Optimal Health

The Importance of Potassium

BOOM! The key to reducing the risks of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases lies in "potassium"! With normal kidney function, the body can excrete 20 to 30 grams of salt per day, making strict salt reduction unnecessary. Even if salt reduction slightly lowers blood pressure, it doesn't necessarily reduce cardiovascular disease or mortality risks.

A dramatic and vibrant illustration in the style of JOJO, showing an epic battle between Potassium and Sodium. Potassium, with a bright green aura, holds a large apple and is surrounded by lightning bolts. Sodium, with a dark red aura, holds a salt shaker and is surrounded by dark clouds. The background symbolizes the balance between Potassium and Sodium in maintaining health, divided into a lush, green, healthy side and a dark, stormy, unhealthy side.

Banish the Fear of Salt with Potassium

KABOOM! If you're worried about salt intake, make sure to get enough potassium! The connection between salt and high blood pressure was derived from epidemiological studies in Japan's Tohoku region. While Akita Prefecture showed high blood pressure, the Hirosaki area in Aomori Prefecture, known for apple consumption, had normal blood pressure. Apples are rich in potassium, which inhibits sodium reabsorption in the kidneys and promotes its excretion.

Lower Blood Pressure with the Power of Potassium

WHAM! Studies show that potassium intake effectively lowers blood pressure. A potassium-rich diet can also reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Vegetables and fruits are high in potassium, but "tubers" like sweet potatoes and potatoes are especially rich in this vital mineral. By consuming these tubers, you can avoid excessive sodium intake.

Proper Sodium and Potassium Intake

CRASH! A minimum of 3000 mg of sodium per day is necessary, and those who sweat a lot should increase their intake. Regarding potassium, the average diet falls short by about 1000 mg per day. Taro, sweet potatoes, and potatoes contain 300-600 mg of potassium per 100 grams. Incorporate these tubers, along with seaweed, dried daikon, and other potassium-rich foods, into your meals. Unlike sodium, potassium can be easily obtained through diet without supplements. However, to prevent potassium loss during cooking, use the microwave instead of boiling.


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