You’ll Help Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure
You probably know that too much sodium is a huge risk factor for high blood pressure. What you may not know that it is actually the balance of sodium and potassium that works to control hypertension. The process centers in the kidneys, which help control blood pressure by regulating the amount of fluid stored in the body. Your kidneys filter your blood and suck out extra fluid, which is directed to the bladder as urine.
It is that balance of sodium and potassium that’s used to draw excess water from the bloodstream toward the bladder. When the balance goes off, more fluid is retained and blood pressure is driven up. On average, fewer than 2% of US adults meet their daily RDA for potassium, which means a lot of folks have a significant risk factor for hypertension.