According to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee, daily intake of 4,700 mg of potassium is an effective dietary change to lower blood pressure. Diets high in potassium help to remove excess sodium from the body. More than 30 studies and several meta- analyses of these studies have shown that increasing dietary potassium levels to a target of 4,700 mg a day, as part of a diet low in sodium, can reduce blood pressure across a range of ages and ethnic backgrounds.(3,4,5)
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan provides 4,700 mg of potassium per day for a 2,100 calorie diet.(6) The DASH dietary pattern is now recommended by all U.S. health organizations as an effective dietary pattern for lowering blood pressure. DASH emphasizes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, nuts and legumes. It is preferable to get potassium from the diet, as foods that are good sources of potassium usually contain other important nutrients.
Promise(R) SuperShots(R) are consistent with the DASH eating plan since they are made with fruit, contain a good source of potassium per serving, are low in sodium, and are fat and cholesterol free.
"Promise(R) SuperShots(R) were designed to help adults who are
concerned about managing their risk of high blood pressure by adding more
potassium to their diet," said Douglas Balentine, Ph.D., Director of
Nutrition and Health at Unilever North America. "Many Americans find it
hard to not only get enough potassium but also from the recommended
sources. This product line fits with the DASH eating plan and is an easy
and convenient way to get closer to the recommended daily amount of
potassium. This new product innovation is an example of Unilever's
commitment to helping peopl
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