Q. I've always had normal blood pressure readings, but my numbers have been a bit higher in the last couple of months. I've read that eating more potassium-rich foods might lower it naturally. What are your thoughts?
A. When it comes to managing high blood pressure, the average American diet delivers too much sodium and too little potassium. Reversing this imbalance could prevent or control high blood pressure and lead to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease.
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