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The potassium found in potatoes is believed to be more useful than that found in dietary supplements for high blood pressure. But to reap the greatest benefits, potatoes need to be boiled or baked.
Le potatoes - especially fried ones - everyone likes them very much, but they are often pointed out as unhealthy food: their high intake in terms of carbohydrates makes them sworn enemies of those who want to keep fit. But now a new study tries to overturn the bad reputation of this tuber, showing that eating potatoes (cooked in the oven) concretely helps to keep blood pressure under control more than can do the food supplements on the market: in fact, potatoes, rich in potassium, are the ideal food for those suffering from high blood pressure.
To reduce blood pressure at the table, we always think about reducing sodium consumption, but this is only half the story - he explains Connie Weaver, author of the study. - Potassium also plays an important role in lowering blood pressure, and this study found that a potato dish is more effective than a potassium supplement.
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To demonstrate the effectiveness of potatoes in reducing pressure, the researchers involved 30 volunteers and divided them into four groups, assigning each a diet that included a daily intake of 2.300mg of potassium per day. While the first group did not take any supplementation at these daily levels, the second group also got an extra 1.000 mg of potassium from baked, pan-fried, or boiled potatoes, the third group got an extra 1.000 mg of potassium from the potato chips. fried, while the latter group supplemented their potassium intake through a dietary supplement.
The results showed that baked or boiled potatoes have the best impact on blood pressure levels - even better than commercially available supplements, and with no contraindications. So they can be safely included in the diet without too much guilt.
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