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Does sodium which is found naturally in foods like carrots still considered bad sodium like table salt? (for CKD patients)

Does sodium which is found naturally in foods like carrots still considered bad sodium like table salt? (for CKD patients)

Let's define "salt": Jake, table salt is not "bad" any more than glucose is bad. Table salt is sodium chloride, but sodium can be bound to many anions to form other "salts' such as sodium citrate, for instance, which is a preservative. So it is really the total amount of sodium consumed in your foods that is important especially if you have kidney disease. Count grams of sodium per serving, not salt per se. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Which are the foods that contains sodium?

Which are the foods that contains sodium?

Almost everything: You will be surprised at how many foods contain sodium. Look on the label, and it will tell you how much sodium the product has. It is truly amazing. ...Read more

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3 gram sodium diet could I please have foods to and not to eat?

3 gram sodium diet could I please have foods to and not to eat?

Low salt diet: Never use the salt shaker. Stay away from caned foods, fast foods, junk foods and try to eat fresh foods. A 3gram low salt diet is not hard to do. Get you a book that lists high sodium foods. They are easy to find and use. ...Read more

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How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?

How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?

1500 mg: 1500 mg is your daily budget. Your food can still taste great. Crank up the flavor by adding more spice to your dish. Example: if you're cooking with garlic, add more garlic than the recipe calls for. You can find more information here: www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash. Pdf
congrats on making great changes! ...Read more

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Can too much salty food in one day cause you to overdose on sodium? How much salt (contained in food) would it take to overdose?

Can too much salty food in one day cause you to overdose on sodium? How much salt (contained in food) would it take to overdose?

Overdose: Sodium can cause fluid retention and hypertension, but true overdose is unlikely since our kidneys can regulate elimination of sodium. If you have heart failure, renal failure or endocrine conditions, too much sodium can be very dangerous. It is recommended that no more than 4 grams of sodium be ingested daily for most people and less for the conditions listed above. ...Read more

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What is considered too much sodium on a nutrition facts table on food packages?

What is considered too much sodium on a nutrition facts table on food packages?

Total sodium per day: Total sodium per day should remain less than 3000 mg for most persons. So, you have to do some arithmetic to figure that out. Download AAKP Nutrition Counter - from AAKP. Org. This document informs of sodium content of most foods we can eat or drink. Total per day is what matters most. ...Read more

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What are good high protein foods with low sodium foods?

What are good high protein foods with low sodium foods?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Should sodium rich food be taken in diarrhoea? What are they?

Should sodium rich food be taken in diarrhoea? What are they?

No: During diarrhea, you lose a lot of fluid and you can get dehydrated. We recommend lots of fluid to compensate but to have some with electrolyte so as not to dilute your system but not high sodium. Alternating water and juices or use pedialyte or even gatorade is adequate. No one wants to drink Normal Saline but that would be ok, lol. Just hydrate until the diarrhea goes away. Drink up, lol. ...Read more

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Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Consumed: We consume it all the time but we don't make it. It is a useful precursor to a variety of compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides, but it is probably best known as a food additive to prevent botulism. It has been used to keep meat safe. ...Read more

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What are some foods that contain high protein but consist of low sodium?

What are some foods that contain high protein but consist of low sodium?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Is there sodium in fried food? How about homemade fried food without salt? (Fry food in oil without any seasoning?) If so, how much sodium?

Is there sodium in fried food? How about homemade fried food without salt? (Fry food in oil without any seasoning?) If so, how much sodium?

All life is based on: Water with added salts, including humans. Typical sodium concentration in water outside human cells: 140 mEq/L, inside cells: 5 mEq/L. Sodium has long been both over-promoted by medical disease industry http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW as harmful & added to various foods: cheap, to "enhance" flavor for taste appeal & sales. While ↑ Na can aggravate edema; is rarely the primary cause of ↑ed water retention.

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Being used to spice rich curried food over the half century of my life now with high BP 140/90 I am advised to cut down on sodium and weight. How?

Being used to spice rich curried food over the half century of my life now with high BP 140/90 I am advised to cut down on sodium and weight. How?

Only reduce salt if:: While on a average increased sodium increases the risk of heart disease, actually only about 25% of people will have reduced blood pressure by limiting sodium. Try a low-sodium diet for a week- see if it lowers BP ; if it goes up when you eat more salt then keep it low; for most it makes no difference. For weight loss I advise dr. Fuhrman's diet and exercise. See comment for links. ...Read more

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Why do I always crave salty foods? The problem is, that as soon as I eat salt/sodium, my urge to eat salt just increases. If I don't eat salt, its less

Why do I always crave salty foods? The problem is, that as soon as I eat salt/sodium, my urge to eat salt just increases. If I don't eat salt, its less

NaCl is Addictive: You are observing addictive behavior, long observed ; key to why the food industry routinely adds salt (; sugars) to foods to ↑ human appeal, consumption ; sales. Also, while salt has long been vilified, all life is based on salt water organized by fat into compartments (called cells) ; there is no evidence that marked restriction is healthy. However, ↑↑ nacl intake does ↑ water retention some. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

Processed: It the food item can sit on a counter for more than a few hours or in the refrigerator for more than a week without risking rotting, it is likely loaded with preservatives... Think salt. Lunch meat, breads, pizza, sauces, soups, many cheeses, the list goes on. Start reading labels salt (sodium) is put in almost everything...Best bests are fresh fruits, vegetables, and non deli meats. Good luck. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Processed foods: Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content

restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavorful.

Fortunately, most grocery food stores have nutrition labels, so please look at the salt content closely.
Alot of restaurants are being urged to note salt contents on their menus. ...Read more

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Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Frozen food: It seems that frozen dinners purchased at a market may have ingredients that are not healthy; however, frozen fruit is fine; frozen veg are fine; frozen meats are fine; Low salt packaging seems decent. ...Read more