5 – Cabbage for blood pressure
Healthy diet choices can be effective for the prevention of high blood pressure as well as the lowering of high blood pressure.
Potassium and blood pressure
Veggies high in potassium like cabbage are excellent additions to the diet to help prevent high blood pressure and cabbage is also a good food for high blood pressure reduction. Research has revealed a low potassium high blood pressure association and that blood pressure can be reduced significantly by increasing potassium intake
How much potassium do you need a day?
The average Western diet consists of too much sodium and not enough potassium with the majority of Americans getting about half of the recommended potassium amount of 4,700 mg a day. A 2-cup serving of cabbage provides approximately 12% of the recommended daily potassium intake.
How much is too much potassium?
For patients with kidney disorders, too much potassium can be harmful in. Too much potassium can accumulate as the kidneys are less able of removing potassium from the blood. High potassium is known as hyperkalemia and although there are not many hyperkalemia symptoms high levels of potassium can lead to a weak or irregular pulse and fainting.