Watermelons Helps to Lower High Blood Pressure

by VR Sreeraman on  August 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM Diet & Nutrition News
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 Watermelons Helps to Lower High Blood Pressure
People suffering from high blood pressure are advised to eat lots of potassium-rich vegetables and fruits such as melons, oranges, say nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Centre.

"Melons like cantaloupe and watermelon are particularly high in potassium," said Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

"One fourth a cantaloupe contains 800 to 900 milligrams of potassium, roughly 20 percent of the recommended daily value," she added.

Dried apricots, avocados, figs, kiwi, oranges, raisins, dates, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and even grapefruit are other good sources of potassium.

Source: ANI
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