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Get More Potassium

When you hear “potassium,” you probably think about bananas. But the truth is, there are many better sources of this important electrolyte. Studies link adequate potassium levels with reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and stroke. And it’s especially important during summer, when heat, exercise, and sweating can significantly deplete potassium levels, leading to weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, heart palpitations, and mood changes.

The recommended daily intake for potassium is 4,700 mg, but most people get only a fraction of that amount. While bananas

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