One of the seven essential macrominerals is potassium. High potassium intake is linked with lower risk of stroke and lower blood pressure.
World Health Organization recommends potassium intake of 3510mg per day. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported that less than 2% of people are meeting daily recommended intake.
Low potassium intake may cause high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. One study found that people who meet their recommended daily intake of potassium have a 49% lower risk of death caused by ischemic heart disease.
Leafy greens, potatoes, avocados, beet greens, and bananas are some of the best sources of potassium.