Singapore nutrition experts have clearly pointed out that due to improper eating habits of modern people, sodium content is seriously exceeded, while potassium is very scarce. The body’s potassium should be at least twice as much as sodium, but now the result is the opposite, it is easy to cause high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, cerebral thrombosis and other diseases.
According to the study, the potassium content of pumpkin is about 360 times that of sodium, 380 times that of bananas, and 580 times that of dates. Eating more of these foods can significantly improve the ratio of potassium to sodium in the body.
In daily life, the diet structure of potassium and sodium should be maintained. If the vegetables are boiled and the soup is discarded, the potassium will be lost. Adding a lot of seasonings such as soy sauce, monosodium glutamate, and ketchup to increase freshness and stimulate appetite will also cause sodium intake to greatly exceed the body’s demand.
The refined fast-food fast foods that the office workers who pursue the efficiency of life and the provinces are saving are almost all high-sodium foods, and their sodium content is even 5 to 10 times higher than that of ordinary foods. Such as microwave-heated instant burgers, ham sausages, canned meat, and even bread, biscuits, etc., are almost all high-sodium foods. From a health perspective, these foods should be avoided for long-term consumption.
Natural fruits and vegetables are also the main source of potassium in food. Potassium-rich fruits include bananas, strawberries, citrus, grapes, grapefruit, and watermelon. Among the fresh vegetables, the potassium content of spinach, yam, edamame and leeks is also relatively high. A variety of juices, especially orange juice, are also rich in potassium, which prevents the body’s electrolyte imbalance.