We Eat Too Much Salt (Potassium Can Help)
by Richard Diedrichs
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Published: May 21, 2018
We each eat about three pounds of salt a year, nearly twice as much as we should. Too much sodium (salt) causes high blood pressure and kidney problems. Potassium interacts with sodium to lower our risk of cardiovascular disease. Fewer than two percent of us take in enough potassium. Too little potassium leads to problems with our muscles, breathing, and digestion. Think whole, unprocessed foods.