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.