Bananas for Better Blood Pressure
The typical American gets twice as much sodium as potassium from their diet. This causes blood pressure to spike and results in water retention. To help reach normal blood pressure, your body needs five times as much potassium as sodium. In addition, a potassium rich diet can reduce stroke risk by up to 40%. Bananas are a great source of potassium. Other potassium rich foods are beans, avocados and whole grains.