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Wisconsin Potatoes Are Sodium-Free

May 28th, 2011 | Posted in: Health & Nutrition, Parents, School Nutrition

Yes, salt is one of the basic human tastes — and one of the most common seasonings on the planet. But remember, everything in moderation.

Too much salt can contribute to high blood pressure — interesting to note when you consider that new research from University of North Carolina researchers indicates a rise in high blood pressure among Americans between the ages of 24-32. In fact, the researchers found that one in five of their youthful survey participants had high blood pressure. They also found that a majority of them were unaware of their high blood pressure.

So let’s consider potatoes — a sodium-free, fresh and healthy alternative. One medium-sized potato also has 614 mg of potassium. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure and research shows that diets rich in potassium not only lower blood pressure, but counter the blood pressure?raising effects of sodium.

High blood pressure? Consider potatoes and try some of our favorite recipes.

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