Eating too many salty foods can create all sorts of health problems, including high blood pressure. What you may not know is that a lot of common foods are packed with excess sodium. “Excess sodium in our diets has less to do with what we’re adding to our food and…
Monday, 29 December 2014 00:00

Top 10 Vegetables Highest in Potassium

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. A deficiency in potassium causes fatigue, irritability, and hypertension (increased blood pressure). Overdose of potassium from natural sources is nearly impossible, however, it is possible to consume too much potassium via potassium salts which can…
Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:46

Low-phosphorus diet: Best for kidney disease?

Why is a low-phosphorus diet useful in managing kidney disease? What foods contain phosphorus? Calcium and phosphorus, which are minerals, help build strong bones. Healthy kidneys help regulate the level of phosphorus in your blood by removing extra phosphorus. If your kidneys aren't working properly, eventually you'll probably have high…
Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:40

Potassium in Your Food

Potassium (K) is one of the most important micronutrients required by the human body. Bartter syndrome is a Potassium-wasting disorder; therefore, it is pertinent that carriers understand the foods that contain high amounts of this nutrient. A diet rich in Potassium includes: low-fat food, bananas, V8 juice, chicken, salmon, avocados,…

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