The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued approval for food and drink packages to state that a high-potassium, low sodium product, such as orange juice, can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. The first product to carry the labeling will be Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice, after the company sought a FDA permission to add the claim to its packaging.
According to Tropicana, the FDA-sanctioned label on their orange juice will specifically state that diets incorporating foods with good sources of potassium and low levels of sodium may reduce risks associated with hypertension and stroke. The FDA approval focused on orange juice, but any food that contains at least 10% of the daily recommended value of 3500 mg of potassium while having less than 140 mg of sodium per serving, will be able to carry this label.
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