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Lowering blood pressure with potassium

One in every three Americans has high blood pressure, at or above 140/90 mm Hg.  If you have high blood pressure or just want to prevent it, you may want to eat more cholesterol-free, high potassium foods. Cholesterol-free because that […]

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Lowering blood pressure with potassium

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One in every three Americans has high blood pressure, at or above 140/90 mm Hg.  If you have high blood pressure or just want to prevent it, you may want to eat more cholesterol-free, high potassium foods. Cholesterol-free because that […]

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