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Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Down on Your Risk of Stroke, Heart Disease

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When a severe medical condition results in disability you may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits. For some individuals, suffering a stroke will result in the inability to work for a long period of time or indefinitely.

A report from Medline shows that a person’s likelihood of suffering stroke or heart disease can be reduced with the consumption of potassium-rich foods. Researchers say that powerful nutrients can be found in many fruits and vegetables, along with dairy, poultry and fish.

Those who eat a potassium-rich diet may have their risk of stroke cut by as much as 21%. There is also indication, according to a new study, that the risk for heart disease may also be reduced.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the food items that top the list for potassium are tomato paste and sweet potato. However, eating 5 more or servings of fruits and vegetables can also help meet the necessary amount of daily potassium.

Additionally, there have been some findings that potassium may also help prevent the walls of arteries from thickening, which can lead to cardiovascular problems. It may also stop the development of atherosclerosis and vascular damage.

All of these findings can be found in the March 1 online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Consulting with a long-term disability representative should be your next step if you have become disabled due to a several medical condition.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.