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Pump Up the Potassium

A simple mineral can promote heart health

This simple mineral does double duty: Foods with potassium help stop strokes and promote heart health by reducing high blood pressure. And though it doesn’t prevent heart disease (or treat it if you already have it), potassium does help your heart contract properly—important for pumping blood through your body.
The most effective way to get the 2,000 daily milligrams of potassium you need is through your diet. Fortunately, lots of foods contain potassium, including avocados, bananas, chicken, cranberries, kidney beans, kiwi, orange juice, plain low-fat yogurt, potatoes, prune juice and tomatoes.

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