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Normal Potassium Levels

Normal Potassium Levels

March 11, 2015 No Comments

Quite likely, if you are getting regular and thorough check-ups from your doctor, he or she has been tracking the levels of potassium in your blood. Normal levels of potassium are essential to the functioning of the body, including the nerves, muscles and your heart. Potassium levels are routinely checked when doctors are investigating any […]

Raisins May Help Reduce Blood Glucose

June 29, 2012 No Comments

Raisins are a great source of potassium. Now there may be another reason to eat them. Research was presented that suggests eating raisins three times a day may significantly lower post-meal glucose levels when compared to common alternative snacks of equal caloric value. The subjects were those who had slightly elevated blood pressure (prehypertension). The […]

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Eat More Potassium Foods When Taking Diuretic Drugs

September 29, 2011 6 Comments

Question: I have high blood pressure and was put on medication plus hydrochlorothiazide. I started to lose potassium and had to come off the HTZ. Now I can’t get my blood pressure down. Any suggestions? — Pamilia, via email Answer: HTZ is a diuretic, or “water pill,” that’s a frontline treatment for lowering blood pressure. […]

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Potassium Rich Foods Just for the Rich??

August 8, 2011 2 Comments

The USDA Food Pyramid was updated last year to raise the required levels of potassium needed by the average person. So far so good, but this year a University of Washington study apparently indicates that eating healthy with plenty of potassium rich foods to meet the new guidelines will cost more money. Or, as was […]

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Potassium May Reduce Stroke Risk

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Once again, a study has indicated that more potassium rich foods in the diet may reduce the chance of a stroke. The latest study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, focused on the effects of calcium, potassium and magnesium, particularly in women. The study, headed by Dr. Susanna C. Larsson, of the Division of […]

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Normal Potassium Levels

Quite likely, if you are getting regular and thorough check-ups from your doctor, he or she has been tracking...

Avoid Licorice if You Are Low in Potassium

We love licorice here. Yet, while it has many health benefits of its own, it can be dangerous to...

If You Want a Boy, Load Up on Potassium Rich Foods

If you want a girl, though, cut back on potassium rich foods, and instead load up on foods with...

Potassium Rich Foods Lower Blood Pressure

Recent studies, including those cited by Harvard University at St. George’s Medical School in London,  have shown that potassium...