The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) uncovered a crucial link between increased potassium intake and improvement in blood pressure levels. Multiple fruits and vegetables supply potassium, most notably broccoli, tomatoes, sweet and white potatoes, citrus fruits, bananas, and dried fruits. (This is a great example of how a diet with a wide variety of foods is the best bet.) Inadequate dietary potassium may affect your heart, kidneys, and muscle functions. Avoid high potassium supplements, however, especially if you take heart or kidney medications. Load up on these 10 foods hat are high in potassium.
Essential fatty acids
“My nutrition shortfall is definitely omega-3 fatty acids. I worry that I am not getting enough because I don’t eat seafood. We all have foods that we don’t like and seafood is mine. I don’t take supplements. Because of this, I am constantly aware that my body may be lacking. I vary my cooking oils and use canola oil when I need a flavorless oil, I eat walnuts regularly and use them in foods like pesto (instead of pine nuts) and add them to breads, and I eat eggs that contain omega-3 fatty acids. I think that being aware of what is lacking in our diet is half the battle.” — Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, LDN owner of salubriousrd.com. Check out these other clear signs you aren’t eating enough healthy fats.