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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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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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What salt alternatives like "dash" are healthier than table salt? What foods can I avoid that are high in protein? (to help my kidneys better)

What salt alternatives like "dash" are healthier than table salt? What foods can I avoid that are high in protein? 
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Dash et al: Dash has no sodium (s) or potassium (k) and that is its advantage to patients who need to have low s and k diets. It also provides flavor to foods. Other seasons that can provide flavor with no s or k are garlic or onion powder and pepper. For a low protein diet try this link: http://www.Davita.Com/recipes/index.Cfm?Gclid=cp_o0mtfsrgcfrfp7aodgraaaq. ...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 takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemical compound-nacl. ...Read more

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Last 2 week, whenever I eat food, I feel low salt in it, I sprinkle more salt in food. Family members feel salt level is fine in that food. Pls advice?

Last 2 week, whenever I eat food, I feel low salt in it, I sprinkle more salt in food. Family members feel salt level is fine in that food. Pls advice?

In moderation...: Everything in moderation is a good rule of thumb when it comes to a healthy diet. Too much salt is a big contributor to high blood pressure. Try using other flavors other than salt to improve the taste of your food if possible. ...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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Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb) be to blame for my water retention?

Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb)  be to blame for my water retention?

Not entirely: The high salt would cause fluid retention in persons with heart or kidney disease. If healthy, you should not develop edema with this diet. It is important to note that high protein diet is not sure to be safe for kidneys for the long haul i. E. A year or more. If you have fluid retention, you need to have your kidneys and heart evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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ALT low 30's thru 10-yr illness. Chronic dehydration, low phosphorus, low WBC, high alk phos, L sodium, unstable glucose, H creatinine, L protein?

ALT low 30's thru 10-yr illness. Chronic dehydration, low phosphorus, low WBC, high alk phos, L sodium, unstable glucose, H creatinine, L protein?

Not the key: I appreciate your interest in labs. Your ALT is in what most labs count as normal range. You haven't provided actually numbers for any lab, and for those you cite, only very markedly out-of-range values are helpful. No responsible physician would even direct you based on these labs, though it would surprise me if a nephrologist found you to have a mild interstitial nephritis. ...Read more

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I have to eat in town daily for lunch. What foods should I look for to find a good amount of protein without a lot of fat, calories, sodium, etc..?

I have to eat in town daily for lunch. What foods should I look for to find a good amount of protein without a lot of fat, calories, sodium, etc..?

Chicken: A lean meat like chicken is your best bet for a food that is high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. But remember to avoid most side dishes with it. ...Read more

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What foods should I not eat to avoid having to wake up to urinate, given that i limit liquid after 8pm, and restrict sodium and excess protein?

What foods should I not eat to avoid having to wake up to urinate, given that i limit liquid after 8pm, and restrict sodium and excess protein?

See answer: In addition to what you mentioned, avoiding caffeine (coffee, tea, pop) and alcohol along with other potential bladder irritants including citrus, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, chocolate, tomatoes and tomato-based products, and ?Milk, all may be helpful along with managing and avoiding constipation, evening leg elevation, optimizing sleep environment, exercise program. ...Read more

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Lt ankle/foot always swollen slight-large amt, 2yrs. Bun/creatinine levels run high. High protein intake. No salt-restricted diet. Causes of swelling?

Lt ankle/foot always swollen slight-large amt, 2yrs. Bun/creatinine levels run high. High protein intake. No salt-restricted diet. Causes of swelling?

Renal & venous probs: An elevated BUN & creatinine for 2 yrs. Means that you have chronic renal disease. You are on the worst possible diet for this, which should be low protein and low sodium. The swelling may be due to this + chronic venous insufficiency, which is more likely--for anatomic reasons--to occur in left leg. An internist specializing in kidney disease (nephrologist) is whose care you should be under. ...Read more

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Is eating fresh water fish wiser than eating salt water fish becoz of its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

Is eating fresh water fish wiser than  eating salt water fish becoz of  its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

NOT really: Sodium content of saltwaterr fish vs. Fish water fish is apron. Equal. Shellfish ( clam, oysters) and crucateans (crabs, shrimp lobsters) has 3-4 x the sodium per dry weight. Unless the fish is pickled (like herring) or actually slated there should be not restriction in a weight builders diet. ...Read more

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What are the specific differences between low-salt and 2g salt diet?

What are the specific differences between low-salt and 2g salt diet?

Less than 2 g: low salt is less than 2 grams of salt a day. Ingredients are listed in order of the amount the food contains. Avoid foods that list salt near the top of the list of ingredients. A product with less than 100 mg of salt per serving is good. You can aim for 1500 mg or less of salt daily and still provide the amount of salt your body needs. ...Read more

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How do I start a low-salt diet?

How do I start a low-salt diet?

Less sodium: Less eating-out, put less salt/msg/soy sauce, and prepare your own meal. ...Read more

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When is a low salt diet "low" enough?

When is a low salt diet "low" enough?

Depends: There are several reasons to be on a low salt diet. Only about 15-20% of people are 'salt sensitive' and need to restrict salt or they will get high blood pressure. There are excellent studies that show that a diet that is very low in salt leads to an increase in mortality. If you need a low salt diet ask your doctor what is appropriate for your condition. ...Read more

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I'm on a low salt diet what happens if I occasionally slip up?

I'm on a low salt diet what happens if I occasionally slip up?

Fluid retention: Occasional "slip ups" in general are of no concern , however you may notice some additional fluid retention in your lower extremities. ...Read more

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I was told from a kidney dr. that my kidney walls have cell damage &don't concentrate sodium properly & it leads 2 repeated bouts of low salt. Ideas?

I was told from a kidney dr. that my kidney walls have cell damage &don't concentrate sodium properly & it leads 2 repeated bouts of low salt. Ideas?

Salt losing disease: It sounds as if you have an interstitial nephritis (I). Patients with I lose salt in their urines and have to ingest large amounts of salt to prevent their depletion of it by their kidneys not being able to conserve it. See a nephrologist for more information in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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