You’ll Help Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure
You probably know that too much sodium is a major risk factor for high blood pressure. What you may not know is that it is actually the balance between sodium and potassium that helps control high blood pressure. The process centers on the kidneys, which help control blood pressure by regulating the amount of fluid stored in the body. The kidneys filter the blood and draw out excess fluid, which is directed to the bladder as urine.
It is this balance of sodium and potassium that allows excess water to be removed from the bloodstream to the bladder. When the balance is upset, more fluid is retained and blood pressure increases. On average, less than 2% of U.S. adults meet their RDA for potassium, which means that many people have a significant risk factor for high blood pressure.