Potassium-Rich Foods Preserve Muscle Mass

Potassium-Rich Foods Preserve Muscle Mass

A recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that plant with potassium rich foods help preserve muscle mass as people age. In the three-year study of about 400 volunteers ages 65 and over, researchers concluded that volunteers with potassium-rich
diets had 3.6 more pounds of lean muscle mass than volunteers with 50% less potassium in their diets. The authors noted that most healthy men and women (65+) lose about 4.4 pounds of lean tissue every ten years.

What are the best plant-based potassium rich foods sources ? Try swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, winter/summer squash, cantaloupe, papaya, eggplant, green beans, and asparagus.
Potassium Rich Foods

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