More potatoes in diet can keep blood pressure under control

More potatoes in diet can keep blood pressure under control

[Ed. – OK, but the study refers to “baked French fries” as the ones you want to pick.  Fried … fries.  What am I missing here?  (I’m no culinary genius, so just asking.)]

French fries often fall into the “junk food” category as eaters cover them in ketchup and salt. Now, a new study finds this popular vegetable may be getting a bum rap. Researchers from Purdue University say eating more potatoes can actually help keep blood pressure under control better than taking certain supplements.

The key to the potato’s nutritional goodness comes from potassium. Study authors explain that increasing dietary potassium from foods like baked and boiled potatoes helps to reduce sodium retention in eaters consuming a typical American diet. Eating more potatoes also results in a greater drop in systolic blood pressure than taking potassium supplements, according to the study.


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No need to hold the French fries if they’re baked …

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