Eat One Banana a day , Reduce Blood Pressure

Bananas are enriched with lots of important vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. One banana can provide us with around 400 mg of potassium, and it is this very potassium content which gives it the ability to control high blood pressure. But how do bananas help in doing so? What is the process? “Bananas contain potassium, a key mineral which helps lower blood pressure. It does so, by balancing the negative effects of high salt intake in our body. Eating salt increases the level of sodium in your body, in the bloodstream, thereby affecting our kidneys to remove water. The kidney is the prime organ which filters our bloodstream and removes excess fluid from it. By consuming a fruit like a banana, you are reducing the pressure on your kidney and thus taking your blood pressure to a healthy level too,” explains Dr Sunil Kumar Garssa, Chief Interventional Cardiologist & Director at Dana Shivam Heart & Superspeciality Hospital.

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