How Potassium is Good for Your Heart
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If anyone suffering from heart problem like high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure and heart rhythms problem, getting enough amount of potassium is must for them.
Eating rich potassium diet also lowers the cholesterol level and helps in maintain proper cholesterol level. Potassium also plays vital role in transmission nerve signal, fluid balance, muscle contraction and other chemical reactions in the body.
Taking too much potassium is not good for your health. Recommended quantity of potassium is 40-80 mEq per day, if you consume above it you may feel diarrhea, stomach upset, intestinal gas, nausea, vomiting.
Potassium is positively effective for high blood pressure, maintain proper heart beat, lower cancer risk, high calcium in urine, lowers the risk of obesity, prevents stroke, helps our muscles to move, nerves to fire, kidneys to properly filter the blood and improves proper potassium level in the body. Potassium is easily available in the sea water and soil. The American diet recommended as good potassium diet.
The main sources of potassium are fruit and vegetable, dairy products, grains, meat, fish. The excellent sources of potassium are potato, tomato, avocado, fresh fruit, orange and orange juice, dry fruit, beans and peas and spinach.
In healthy amount, potassium is good for heart. Studies say getting proper amount of potassium benefits your heart in several ways:
1. High Blood Pressure
In a study, it is found that people who were suffering from high blood pressure, consumed potassium supplement reduced systolic blood pressure by 8 points, but it does not mean that to take potassium supplement for keeping your heart health. Start eating high potassium fruits and vegetable and low fat food can help lower the systolic blood pressure.
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2. High Cholesterol
The direct link between cholesterol and potassium is not proved yet, but taking good potassium diet help in lowering bad cholesterol level. Taking potassium diet does not prevent you from heart disease but help you in maintain good cardiovascular health. Eat fruits and vegetable which are high in potassium. You can also take potassium supplement after consulting with your doctor.
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3. Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Potassium is also recommended as good for those people with abnormal heart rhythms. Heart muscles required proper balance of potassium for proper heart rhythms. People who have abnormal heart rhythms are at the risk on uncoordinated heart rhythms. You can also take potassium, but consult with your doctor.
4. Heart Failure
Getting enough potassium is must for people with heart failure, heart attack or congestive heart failure. Potassium supplement or rich diet can improves this, consult with your doctor.
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