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Potassium Rich Foods You Should Consume Regularly to Stabilize High Blood Pressure.

Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte. Your body needs potassium to keep your blood pressure steady, move nutrients into cells, and keep your nerves and muscles working well. It is called an essential nutrient because your body can't make it on its own. Because of this, you have to get potassium from food to meet your daily needs, also called the Daily Value (DV). But most people don't get enough potassium from what they eat. Here are 4 foods that WebMD and Healthline say have more potassium than a banana.

1. Fish with fat.

Potassium can be found in both lean and fatty fish, such as canned salmon or sardines. Calcium can also be found in these fish. Oily fish like mackerel and sardines also have a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your health and help your heart. WebMD says that fatty fish and supplements with its oil can help you control your blood pressure, especially if you have moderate or severe high blood pressure.

2. Banana.

Bananas have potassium, which can help control high blood pressure. About 422 milligrams (mg) of potassium can be found in a medium-sized banana. Healthline says that potassium reduces the effects of sodium and reduces stress in the walls of blood vessels.

3. Avocados.

Avocados have a lot of good fats, folate, and vitamin K. The 345 mg of potassium in half an avocado (68 grams) may help people with high blood pressure, who often need to increase their potassium intake while reducing their salt intake. Like most other fruits, avocados are low in salt, with only 0.2% of the daily value in half of one.

4. Vegetables whose leaves are green and leafy.

Salt makes your body hold on to more water. This causes your blood pressure to go up because it makes your blood volume and artery pressure go up. Load up on leafy greens like spinach, broccoli, kale, and collards to get more potassium. The mineral helps the body get rid of sodium through urine and relaxes the walls of blood vessels.

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