Potassium to prevent fluid retention

Although there are no internationally contrasted data, it is known that Spaniards (and generally Europeans), tend to take between 5 and 15 grams of sodium up to date.

Taking into account that experts and health specialists recommend consuming between 2 and 5 grams daily, there is no doubt that every day we consume excess salt.

And we must not forget that we not only consume Salt when we add it to our daily dishes that we make at home. They are also rich in Salt foods such as sausages or preserves.

And, as you surely know, that excess sodium often favor the emergence of the so-called fluid retention. However, as a preventive and solutive treatment of this retention, there is the consumption of potassium-rich foods.

Potassium for fluid retention

The potassium It is useful when it comes to avoiding the appearance of fluid retention, a mineral that helps in the correct maintenance of the water balance of our organism.

For this reason, there is no doubt that to consume potassium-rich foods, in addition to reducing daily salt consumption (know more about how to reduce salt in our diet), are the best options to avoid fluid retention.

Where to find potassium?

The potassium we find it both in fruits like in vegetables Y vegetables. Bananas, courgettes, tomatoes, lettuce, artichokes and asparagus stand out in this regard.

Image / abcdz2000 This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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