How to lower potassium levels in blood

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Everyone needs potassium, and this key nutrient is found is several different types of foods. While a healthy nutrient, too much potassium is dangerous; and individuals with a high level of potassium in their bloodstream should lower their levels. Fortunately, there are several ways to maintain a healthy level.

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    Eat one garlic clove per day. The health benefits of garlic are numerous. And if you're trying to lower your potassium level, eat one garlic clove per day or take a garlic supplement.

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    Develop an active lifestyle. Leading a sedentary life increases your risk of developing various illnesses. However, being active and exercising can naturally lower your potassium level. Exercise in 30-minute intervals three times per week.

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    Increase your water intake. To lower your potassium level, drink at least 1,892ml of water per day. Water flushes harmful toxins from the body, and it can help you maintain a healthy potassium level.

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    Decrease your intake of potassium-rich foods. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, which protect you against various illnesses. However, some fruits and vegetables contain a high amount of potassium. Eliminate high-potassium foods from your diet (potatoes, peas and bananas).

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    Take a calcium supplement. Calcium naturally lowers potassium. This nutrient is found is dairy products--milk, yoghurt or cheese. If you are unable to eat dairy due to lactose intolerance, take a calcium supplement.

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