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 have to explain that plants are the preferred source). Maybe they should then 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 of a three part series on potassium. Tomorrow we'll explore its role in Preventing Strokes with Diet.
For some more context, please check out my associated blog post: 98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient
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