Salt alternatives like LoSalt have sodium substituted with potassium, is potassium good for you?
Potassium helps you kidneys work more efficiently and one of the
jobs that your kidneys do is to help control your blood pressure by
controlling the fluid stored in your body. The more fluid, the
higher your blood pressure.
A growing number of scientific studies (see references below)
suggest that eating diet which is low in sodium and rich in
potassium can help to lower blood pressure.
For more information on how to increase the amount of potassium
in your diet go to Blood Pressure UK
RefL Q. Yang, T. Liu, E.V. Kuklina, W.D. Flanders, Y. Hong, C.
Gillespie, et al."Sodium and Potassium Intake and Mortality
Among US Adults: Prospective Data From the Third National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey" Archives of Internal
Medicine. 2011. 171 (13), 1183-1191
:L.D. Silver, T.A. Farley. "Sodium and Potassium Intake:
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Internal Medicine. 2011. 171 (13), 1191 - 1192