Research shows that it’s just as important to choose foods naturally low in sodium and high in at least two of the three power minerals: calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Add in these seven foods to your diet to cut your risk of stroke and heart attack.
1. White Beans
One cup of white beans provides 13% of the calcium, 30% of the magnesium, and 24% of the potassium you need every day.
Mix up this food with your side dishes, soups and snacks.
2. Dairy Products
Researchers have found a link between the consumption of low-fat dairy and a reduced risk of hypertension. This was seen most strongly with low-fat yoghurt and milk. Though calcium may play a role, it’s likely other components of dairy that protect, including compounds such as peptides, released during digestion also help. People who consume low-fat dairy also simply may have a healthier overall lifestyle.
A Tilapia a day keeps the doctors away. This wild fish provides 8% of the magnesium and 8% of the potassium you need every day.
And it can be found in markets around you.