Archive for August, 2011

White Bean Soup for a Potassium Food Special

White Bean Soup for a Potassium Food Special

August 20, 2011 No Comments

White beans are one of the easiest, tastiest and most filling ways to get a quick potassium recharge for your body. In fact, they are loaded with magnesium and other essential minerals and nutrients as well. See our white bean soup recipe for an easy way to enjoy this wonderful meal of good old comfort […]

Bitter Melon – Both a Medicine and a Food

Bitter Melon – Both a Medicine and a Food

August 10, 2011 3 Comments

Bitter melon is not for everyone. Also called goya or nigauri (Japanese), or just bitter gourd, it is – as you might have guessed – bitter. And bitter foods are an acquired taste. The counterpoint to this, though, is that bitter foods often have extraordinary medicinal and nutritional value. They make a nice counterpoint to […]

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 […]

Potassium News

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...