Posted November 12, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- Potassium is an essential dietary mineral, offering benefit to your heart, muscles, kidneys and nervous system.

Good sources of potassium include: potatoes, bananas, nuts, citrus fruits and avocados.

The University of Maryland Medical Center says potential benefits of potassium include:

  • Improved bone health.

  • Lower blood pressure.

  • Reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.

  • Helps the body get rid of excess salt.

-- Diana Kohnle

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