The TRUTH About Salt and Your Heart
Despite what most major health organizations would have you believe about salt, here’s the truth:
There is no concrete evidence that moderate sodium intake is bad for your heart.
In fact, moderate sodium intake may be BETTER than the low sodium intake some institutions recommend.
But don’t stop reading just yet…
Because too much sodium CAN raise blood pressure.
So if you’re still concerned about the heart dangers of too much salt, I have the perfect solution.
(And it doesn’t involve going on a bland, tasteless diet.)
It simply involves eating more bananas.
Or any other food high in potassium.
In a study of about 25,000 people between 40 and 79 years old, researchers used dietary questionnaires to track lifestyle habits and blood pressure.
They also used urine samples to gauge dietary potassium and sodium intake.
The results revealed the more potassium women ate, the lower their blood pressure.
Specifically, each one-gram increase in potassium per day was associated with a 2.4 mmHg lower blood pressure.
Ultimately, researchers found that those ladies who ate the most potassium-rich foods had a 13 percent lower risk of heart-related problems, compared with those who consumed the least.
Here’s the interesting part:
How much salt a person ate did NOT influence the relationship between potassium and heart events!
This suggests that potassium has the potential to counteract the potential negative effects of too much salt. So how many bananas do you need to eat to make a difference?
One banana contains 375 mg of potassium.
One 5-ounce potato has 500 mg.
And a 5.5-ounce salmon contains 780 mg.
Instead of obsessing about what to cut OUT of your diet for heart health, focus on what to include.
A whole-food diet will naturally keep sodium levels in check because you’ll be avoiding the crazy amounts of salt included in processed food.
Then, including in foods like bananas and salmon on a regular basis will give you all the potassium you need for additional heart protection.
P.S. Salmon isn’t just rich in potassium. It’s loaded with another heart-friendly ingredient that could help slash your heart risk by up to 35 percent. I’ve got the full scoop right here.
(2022, July 22.) “Go Bananas for Female Heart Health.” HealthDay News. https://consumer.healthday.com/b-7-20-go-bananas-and-other-potassium-rich-foods-for-female-heart-health-2657693232.html
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