Increased Potassium Intake and Reduced Salt Content Lower Heart Stroke: Study

SaltA study published in British Medical Journal has shed light on the fact that increased potassium levels and reduced salt can reduce blood pressure. This can further avert probability of heart stroke.

The study has also provided a baggage of all those eatables that must be a part of the diet. According to the study, a balanced diet and a diet full of vegetables and fruits is important to prevent ay strokes. It has added that increasing potassium in the diet to 3-4g a day has the potential of reducing blood pressure in adults.

Researchers have written in the paper that reduced intake of salt can produce far-reaching benefits for the health of heart. Prevention in this case is the best way to prevent a stroke or decrease blood pressure levels.

The results have been attributed to the fact that potassium levels increase the health of heart and prevent any rise in blood pressure. They have also added that appropriate amount of potassium does not affect kidneys and liver.

In response to the findings, World Health Organization has provided guidelines on the amount of potassium intake in diet. According to WHO, adults must consume more than 4g of potassium (or 90 to 100mmol) per day.