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Potassium-rich food

Potassium is an important mineral which, amongst other things, is involved in regulating your fluid balance and blood pressure. It is recommended that you consume at least 3 to 4 grams of potassium each day. Sources of potassium include bananas, avocados, potatoes, white beans, aubergines, spinach and salmon. There is no need to take extra potassium if you follow the general guidelines on eating fruit, vegetables, wholegrain products, pulses and nuts.

Potassium-rich food and your health

There are health effects associated with the consumption of potassium-rich foods.

Potassium-rich food reduces the risk of a stroke

A higher potassium intake is associated with a reduced risk of a stroke. This protective effect is linked to a lowering of blood pressure.

In contrast to sodium, potassium has a blood-pressure-lowering effect. Both minerals are needed in the body, but an imbalance can have an impact on blood pressure. If you eat a Western diet, you can quickly consume too much sodium and too little potassium.

You should therefore limit your consumption of salty foods and eat sufficient potassium-rich products.

iGene Passport

iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether sufficient potassium may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.

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