UMass Amherst NUTRITN 130 - Potassium (2 pages)

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We discussed the how potassium affects the body, the recommend amounts and the food sources and amount of potassium that are in each food source.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nutritn 130 - Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle
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NUTRITN 130 1st Edition Lecture 25 Learning Outcomes Knowing the uses for potassium and recommended intake per day Food sources and how much potassium is in each Know the Dash Eating Plan Potassium Functions o Fluid and electrolyte balance o Muscle contractions o Transmission of nerve impulses o Lowers blood pressure with adequate intake Recommended Intake AI 4700mg day Potassium and Blood pressure A diet with 8 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies lowers blood pressure AI 4700 mg Sweet potatoes 494mg Potato 844 mg White beans 595mg Banana 492 mg DASH Eating Plan Mean systolic BP 11 5 mmHg lower Per day o Grains 7 8 o Veggies 4 5 o Fruits 4 5 o Low fat fat free dairy 2 3 o Lean meats 2 or less o Nuts seeds dry beans 4 5 per week o Fats and oils 2 3 per week o Sweets 5 per week These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute

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