Daily Challenge Tuesday Jul. 24, 2012
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Eat 1 potassium-rich food, such as spinach, bananas, raisins, melon, milk, or orange juice.
How to do it
Partake of one food or drink that's rich in potassium. There are lots of great choices, including bananas, spinach, beets, raisins, prunes, melon (cantaloupe and honeydew), Brussels sprouts, a baked potato, and lima beans. Prefer to drink your potassium? Go for orange juice, prune juice, or skim milk.
Why it matters
Potassium is one potent mineral! It has been shown to prevent and control high blood pressure as well as lessen the risk of stroke. A potassium-rich diet also helps to lower the risk of osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).
The prune takes center stage in "fruktsuppe," a traditional Norwegian soup that's served for dessert.