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You know you should cut back on salt to manage your blood pressure, but you can’t help reaching for the salt shaker. So what can you do? Eat more foods loaded with potassium. According to research from USC, increasing the amount of potassium-rich foods you eat is just as effective when it comes to lowering your sodium intake. That’s because potassium helps flush excess sodium out of your system. So eat more high-potassium foods, like baked potatoes, artichokes, spinach, beans, coffee, and bananas.