ATLANTA (AP) — A new federal study suggests a new wrinkle in the debate about the dangers of eating too much salt.
The research found that the people who are most at risk are those who get too much salt but also get too little potassium. They were twice as likely to die from a heart attack as those who ate about the same amount of both nutrients.
Many foods have potassium. Good sources are spinach, bananas, broccoli and prunes.