Delicious Diet Secret Drives Down Blood Pressure

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, 

Every 90 seconds. That’s how often another woman in the United States has a heart attack.

Because the reality is heart attacks don’t just happen to men. Nearly one out of two adults in the United States has high blood pressure.

And heart disease is one of the biggest health risks we ALL face in life, regardless of gender.

Unfortunately, your conventional doctor likely won’t keep you from developing these killer conditions. He’ll try his best, of course. But in the end, his mainstream medicine blinders will cause him to  just prescribe risky drugs and push impossible diets.

Fortunately, there’s an easy, all-natural way to dial down your blood pressure reducing your risk for heart complications. And lucky for the ladies, it’s downright delicious.

It may sound bananas, but new research published in the European Heart Journal reveals that simply eating potassium-rich foods can improve your heart health.

The long-term study followed almost 25,000 British men and women over nearly 20 years. Participants completed questionnaires, had their blood pressure measured, and gave urine samples.

After crunching the numbers, the research team calculated that for every gram of potassium the women in the study ate, there was a 2.4 mm/Hg (point) drop in blood pressure.

The researchers didn’t find the same link in men for reason not fully understood yet. So we will need some more research to sort that out.

But what we DO know is that getting enough potassium isn’t only good for blood pressure. Healthy potassium levels are also associated with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

The trouble is most of us aren’t getting nearly enough potassium. In fact, according to researchers, less than three percent of us are reaching the “adequate intake” levels established by the Institute of Medicine for this heart-healthy mineral. Diuretics and avoiding salt can lower your levels even further.

Taking pills to raise potassium doesn’t work very well. It’s better to bump up your levels with your diet.

Bananas contain a good amount of potassium. But avocados and salmon are some of the best sources of this heart-supporting mineral. Other good sources of potassium include spinach, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lentils, chicken, and beef.

P.S. Bet you’ve been told salt harms your heart health and sends your blood pressure soaring. But the science says different. Click here to discover the truth about the salt myth.

Source:

“Sex-specific associations between potassium intake, blood pressure, and cardiovascular outcomes: the EPIC-Norfolk study,” European Heart Journal, Volume 43, Issue 30, 7 August 2022, Pages 2867–2875, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac313

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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