If you love salty food, you’ll love today’s article.
A study published in the American Journal of Physiology in April 2017 proves that eating a lot of another delicious mineral gives you a free pass on salt.
These common mineral forces your blood pressure down whether or not you consume a lot of salt.
According to the study, people in isolated societies with limited imported food eat a lot more potassium and a lot less sodium than those in developed countries.
This is unsurprising, as they eat more naturally grown fruit, vegetables, and grains than people in developed countries and substantially less food preserved in cans, jars, and packets.
But the population studies go further.
When the team compared studies on high-potassium populations to those on low-potassium populations, they found that consuming a lot of potassium was much more important than using little salt.
Regardless of the amount of sodium they consumed, populations with a high potassium intake had lower blood pressure than those with low potassium consumption.
You’ll find plenty of potassium in dark green vegetables, potato and sweet potatoes with their skins, mushrooms, beans, bananas, avocados, dried fruits, salmon, and yogurt.