People often eat bananas, avocados, and leafy greens for various health benefits. New research adds another benefit: These and other potassium rich foods may help prevent heart disease, ScienceDaily.com reports. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that a high-potassium diet makes arteries more flexible, and thus could reduce the risk for atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries.” For the study, the researchers fed mice with a genetic susceptibility to heart disease a diet with low, normal, high levels of potassium. The mice on the low-potassium diet had more severe narrowing and hardening of the arteries than those with adequate potassium intake. High potassium diets had the opposite effects, suggesting that potassium rich foods – which also include potatoes, spinach, carrots, and artichokes – could also help prevent heart disease in people.
Mineral Depletion. Too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in your diet can contribute to leg cramps. Diuretics – medications often prescribed for high blood pressure – also can deplete these minerals.
Cal-Mag-Pot (calcium, magnesium, potassium with boron and vitamin D) is the very best combination macro-mineral supplement that exists. It works to promote healthy bones, strong teeth and helps prevent Osteoporosis. Studies indicate that proper macro-mineral supplementation can also assist in lowering blood pressure – plus reduce those annoying leg cramps!