potassium and preeclampsia

Potassium and Preeclampsia (And 8 Healthy Foods to Eat)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

A recent study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine examined the effects of fiber, potassium, magnesium and calcium on the risk for preeclampsia.

Potassium and Preeclampsia: Reduce Your Risk with

Using a food frequency questionnaire, researchers found that a diet high in both potassium and fiber significantly reduced the risk of preeclampsia. They also found intake of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, dark bread and cereal were also associated with a reduced risk.

Foods That Fight Preeclampsia

To provide preeclamsia-preventing potassium be sure to regularly include these nutrient-dense, low glycemic foods in your diet:

  • Avocados
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Sweet Potato
  • Acorn Squash
  • Mushrooms
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Asparagus

 

References 
Frederick IO, Williams MA, Dashow E, Kestin M, Zhang C, Leisenring WM.Dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and calcium in relation to the risk of preeclampsia.J Reprod Med. 2005 May;50(5):332-44.

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


About Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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