Less than 2% of Americans achieve even the recommended minimum adequate intake of potassium, due primarily to inadequate plant food intake.
Increasing the intake of potassium-rich foods is associated with a significantly lower stroke risk.
People eating plant-based diets are often asked where they get their protein, and then have to explain that plants are the preferred source—see Plant Protein Preferable. Maybe, they should next ask where people eating conventional diets get their potassium—or their fiber, for that matter: see Relieving Yourself of Excess Estrogen. For more on what we evolved to eat, see Paleolithic Lessons. This is the first video of my three-part series on potassium. We’ll explore its role further, next, in Preventing Strokes with Diet.
For more context, check out my associated blog post: 98% of American Diets Potassium-Deficient.
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