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Pass the potassium, with Idaho potatoes

Pass the Potassium, with Idaho PotatoesIn a recent survey conducted by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), it was revealed that consumers aren’t aware that potatoes are a potassium-rich food. While 89% of Americans consider bananas to be a significant source of potassium, only 27% associate potatoes with potassium. Potassium plays a critical role in lowering blood pressure, and about 70 million Americans have high blood pressure. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, adding just 1600 mg of potassium a day to your diet can lower your risk of stroke by 21%. One medium Idaho® potato contains 759 milligrams of potassium. More

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