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How can you maintain a low salt diet?

How can you maintain a low salt diet?

More fruit in diet: You can eat more fruits rich in potassium such as tomatoes oranges bananas. The dash diet is good on outlining this . Also most food have the sodium value labeled on them. The goal is to have less than 2000 mg per day. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How do a low salt and a low sodium diet differ?

How do a low salt and a low sodium diet differ?

Diet difference: There is no difference between a low "sodium" and a low "salt" diet. Sodium restriction is one way to treat both hypertension and fluid accumulation. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Please help, how much mg of sodium should you have on a low sodium diet?

Please help, how much mg of sodium should you have on a low sodium diet?

1500 mg a day: And most of that is already there in what you eat (without adding salt). Here is a discussion: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure.  How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

Depends: Not everyone is salt sensitive. Also, potassium which is found in fruit and vegetables helps balance the sodium. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can help blood pressure. Also magnesium supplementation can help. ...Read more

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How can I make low cal diet healthier?

How can I make low cal diet healthier?

You usually can't: The goal of losing weight is keeping it off and improving health. Low calorie diets usually accomplish neither result. Instead, completely avoid foods that contain white sugar, white flour, white rice, and white pasta. Eat plenty of vegetables and beans and a fair share of fruits and nuts, and add wild fish like salmon and cod at least three times a week, stay physically active and watch lbs. Drop. ...Read more

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How much sodium is too much when on a salt restricted diet for dilated cardiomyopathy.?

How much sodium is too much when on a salt restricted diet for dilated cardiomyopathy.?

2000 mg sodium: We recommend 2000 mg sodium per day and restrict all liquid consumption to 2 liters per day. Need to look at all labels and especially consider the hidden salts that are in bread, pasta, and other carbs. ...Read more

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How can you switch from a low calorie diet to a normal diet?

How can you switch from a low calorie diet to a normal diet?

Just go ahead and do: There is no magic formula. Just proceed yet eat healthy which means low fat diet with ample amount of proteins which come from eggs, tofu, low fat milk and yogurt and fish. Add to it ample amount of veggies and fruits with each meal, you will do well for your long term good health. ...Read more

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How can the low carb diet feel?

How can the low carb diet feel?

It can cause some: people to feel weary. The problem with a very low carb diet is that when you start eating more normal amounts of carbs you can regain weight quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please help, how much salt is safe for a low sodium diet?

Please help, how much salt is safe for a low sodium diet?

1500 mg a day: And most of that is already there in what you eat (without adding salt). Here is a discussion: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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on a low salt and low carb die what is the best food to ear thanks can you eat peanutbutter?

 on a low salt and  low carb die what is the best food to ear thanks can  you eat peanutbutter?

Low salt: Recommend the DASH Diet for Hypertension. Excellent. Yes you can eat peanut butter but in moderation. Usual goal for low salt is <1,500 mg a day of Na. Recommend you get Fitness Pal app to track your carb and salt. Also get this book and follow it. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 You will be at goal in 3 days if you do chapter 9 exactly. ...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?

NOT LIKELY: If your renal function is adequate, it would be difficult to consume so much nacl in food that you would become hypernatremic (high sodium.) i suggest you try to moderate your diet in all regards, and try for a relatively healthy, balanced diet, while still having some fun. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I take in more calories without overloading on sugar, fat, sodium and carbs?

Balanced food: Balanced meals and food is one of the fundamentals of healthy living, excessive calories means more trouble, unless you are consuming more calories under medical or a specialist supervision. Discuss with your doctor and may be you will benefit from a consultation with a nutritionist. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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How can you reduce your cholesterol, while on a low carb diet?

Physical activity.: Stay physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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Too little sodium? Started eating low fat raw vegan and wondering if my sodium levels will drop too low. Consume around 100-150mg a day.

MAY NEED MORE SODIUM: In a nov. 22, 2011 jama article: a mcmaster university study suggests that both high and low levels of salt intake may put people with heart disease or diabetes at increased risk of cardiovascular complications. Their study is the first to report a j-shaped association between sodium intake and cardiovascular disease. The study is interesting because too little sodium intake may be harmful!-wow. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose on a mainly liquid diet?

How much weight can you lose on a mainly liquid diet?

Depends on Calories: A liquid vs solid diet should not really matter as weight loss is a change in calories in (diet) vs calories out (activity) from your current behaviors. Liquids may contain less calories than solid food intake and thus help but make sure you are receiving good nutrition. A free website like loseit.Com can help you calculate and track your calories and activity to safely lose weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

Depends on the exten: of the change from an average diet. normally we need about 10x weight in pounds to maintain weight. 10-20% below that, you'll lose weight. If you don't do muscle stimulation (weight lifting) it will be mainly loss of muscle. 50% less than required calories could cause metabolic serious problems. Protein causes a bit more kidney work. W. normal kidneys, doesn't matter. ...Read more

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What can I eat on a low purine diet?

What can I eat  on a low purine diet?

Complex carbs: Choose complex carbohydrates. Eat more whole grains and fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, cakes and candy. Avoid alcohol, saturated fats in meats, poultry and certain fish, etc. ...Read more

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Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Alternate: Some raw materials are not well absorbed in the gut -- so you may want to alternate with cooked food, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products if you want to gain weight -- and make sure that your doctor supervise your diet. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more