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Dietary Guidelines For Sodium Intake Per Day
No, not low sodium.: High (not low) sodium intake will lead to fluid retention. If you are retaining fluid and following a low salt diet, there may be other causes that need to be investigated, such as kidney, heart, liver, thyroid health. Malnutrition can also lead to fluid retention as can blood clots or leaky veins. Check with your doctor who can examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: Most people with normally functioning kidneys can handle large amounts of sodium (you are ingesting the equivalent of 1 ramen noodle package per day), however, if you have any tendency towards hypertension you may increase the likelihood of hypertension and its long term consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good habits start: early. Your body can currently compensate for a high sodium diet but its not something you want to keep up. Everything should be in moderation. But, the fact that you took the time to ask this question means that you are thinking about what you eat which will serve you well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2500mg/ day: Well, sodium intake is in the news quite a bit lately and the current consensus is somewhere around 2500mg/day...But i can tell you that many of us far exceed that limit too often...Canned food is a huge problem...I.E a tiny 11.5oz can of campbell bean/bacon soup contains 860mg of sodium..Thus 4 of these babies already exceeds that limit.. Eat well, stay healthy... Good luck. ...Read more
I'm trying to reduce sodium intake. I read that 1 Cup serving with 100mg sodium is LESS than 6oz with 60mg. Why? How do i know what's lower?
It is not less.: The milligrams are as printed. Perhaps the serving size of the 6oz was two (2) 6oz portions (which would make it 120mg which IS greater than 100mg.) ...Read more
Easy, here are...: Easy and here are: 1. Excite and keep up your willpower for change, 2. Avoid salt shaker, junk foods. 3. Eat less canned, processed foods, 4. Minimize fancy gourmet foods, remember: salt makes foods tasty just like fat and sugar; they go along together. So, re-learn how to eat like our great grandparents ate, plain foods will be better off. ...Read more
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