You've probably heard that too much sodium can raise blood pressure, but have you heard that potassium can lower it? Potassium may also reduce kidney stone risk and age-related bone loss. Aim for 4,700 milligrams of potassium daily -- through food, not supplements. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources because their potassium is more easily absorbed by the body than the potassium in milk, meat, and grains.
Pick up potassium in:
--Bananas and plantains
--Beans (black, kidney, white, etc.
--Cantaloupe and honeydew melons
--Oranges and orange juice
--Soybeans, both green (edamame) and mature
--Tomato sauce, paste, and puree