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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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