Potato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension

(FoodMinds LLC) New study investigates effect of increased dietary potassium from a whole food -- baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries -- or a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to a 'typical American' (lower potassium) diet. Results showed including baked/boiled potatoes as part of a typical American diet had the greatest benefit on sodium retention, even more than the supplement, and resulted in greater systolic blood pressure reduction than the control diet.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news