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Doctor insights on: Dietary Guidelines For Sodium Intake Per Day

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A reasonable and recommended goal for daily dietary fiber intake is how many grams?

A reasonable and recommended goal for daily dietary fiber intake is how many grams?

Fiber recommendations.: It is recommended that both children and adults need at least 20 to 30 g of fiber per day for good digestive health. Most americans actually only get about 15 g per day. Natural sources are the best. ...Read more

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What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

You have it all: Nutrient unit of measure daily values total fat grams (g) 65 saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300 sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 potassium milligrams (mg) 3500 total carbohydrate grams (g) 300 fiber grams (g) 25 protein grams (g) 50. ...Read more

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Is 5,250 mg of potassium daily from dietary intake too much??

Is 5,250 mg of potassium daily from dietary intake too much??

How much K: A recommended daily K intake if otherwise healthy is 4,700 mg K. So this seems like too much. It will depend on your BMI as well. First you need to find out why you need this much. Either you are losing it in your sweat, stool, vomit or saliva or peeing out in urine. Ask your Dr to test the Na and K in your urine as a start. ...Read more

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What is the recommended maximum sodium & potassium intake each day?

What is the recommended maximum sodium & potassium intake each day?

1500 mg a day: This is for a "low sodium diet". Potassium intake could vary depending on whether you have advanced kidney disease or not. I have a comprehensive article on this here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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What's the daily recommendation for sodium intake in a healthy person?

What's the daily recommendation for sodium intake in a healthy person?

Sodium in diet: Sodium is present in all foods naturally, we add more to add taste to our food. The naturally occurring sodium is enough for all of us if we eat right. But even if you add salt to ur diet yousshould avoid eating more than one teaspoon in a day. ...Read more

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Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?

Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?

Yes but...: you must also recognize that you should limit your intake of caffeine to no more than 400 mg of caffeine / day; approx. 2 cups of brewed coffee, be mindful of other sources of caffeine. This way you can meet your hydration baseline, tap into the multiple benefits of coffee without risking the harmful effects. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable goal for dietary fiber intake for a 1400-1700 calorie diet?

What is a reasonable goal for dietary fiber intake for a 1400-1700 calorie diet?

20 - 30 grams: Eat 20 to 30 grams of fiber each day for maximum health and even weight loss when eating a 1400 to 1700 cals per day diet. ...Read more

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Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...Read more

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Nutritional facts on food show recommend daily allowance for all expect sugars and protein. How many grams the daily safe limit do you recommend.?

Nutritional facts on food show recommend daily allowance for all expect sugars and protein.  How many grams the daily safe limit do you recommend.?

Protein: Take your weight in pounds and divide by 2.2 (that gives you your weight in kilograms. The average adult needs about 0.8 to 1gram of protein per kilogram of weight. As for sugar.... Wheither simple sugar or complex carbohydrates- for a typical diet, about 15- 20% of the calories from protein, 60-65% of the calories from carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber rich products instead of simple sugars. ...Read more

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Is diet sprite with zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar bad for you?

Is diet sprite with zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar bad for you?

Agree w Dr. Annis: She provide a lot of excellent information about how artificial sweeteners can impact blood sugar and weight. An additional impact of carbonic acid is that it can contribute to tooth decay. ...Read more

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What is ideal protein intake daily for one with CKD. Help?

What is ideal protein intake daily for one with CKD. Help?

Not the key: Especially in this era of statins and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, protein restriction is not the key to preventing progression of kidney disease. Especially if it was not severe, I wouldn't pass up a nice steak to treat a lab value. It's a quality of life issue. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining weight on Lasix? My calorie intake is 900 to 1500 per day. My sodium intake is 600 - 900 milligrams per day.

Why am I gaining weight on Lasix? My calorie intake is 900 to 1500 per day. My sodium intake is 600  - 900 milligrams per day.

Weight gain: Why are you taking lasix? In determining your proper intake of daily calories, one has to know what your ideal weight,present weight and level of daily physical activity are. If you are currently at ideal weight and don't expend much energy in your daily activities,then a daily intake of 1200-1500 calories should prevent weight gain. This amount of calories may be too much if you're very inactive. ...Read more

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Is liquid diet drink adequate replacement for one of 2 meals per day?

Is liquid diet drink adequate replacement for one of 2 meals per day?

In a way: The drinks or shakes are formulated to satisfy your hunger, give you energy, and prevent protein malnutrition. However, the idea behind diet drinks or shakes is to lower the total amount of calories that you ingest per day thus allowing you to lose weight. They are replacing meals but not completely (calories). ...Read more

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