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Doctor insights on: Sodium Nitrate

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Does soy sauce contain sodium nitrate?

Does soy sauce contain sodium nitrate?

Read the label: Read the ingredients on the label to see. There are many brands of soy sauce t so it is hard to say what each one has in it. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?

Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?

Not Healthy food: Processed meats are not healthy food. it is to be avoided. so should Red meat be aavoided as these foods increase the risk for Cancer. You can eat plant based foods(fruits and vegies), Pasta and grains and Poultry meats. Fish is the best alternative. You can supplement this with Soy products like Tofu and Eggs. You can also use Plant Nuts as a good source of Proteins(in place of meats). ...Read more

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Is processed meats made with carmelized sugars instead of sodium nitrates ok to eat?

Is processed meats made with carmelized sugars instead of sodium nitrates ok to eat?

Yes, but: not the most nutritious option. Cooking fresh meat is better. Removing the nitrates has healthful benefits, but adding carmelized sugar carries all expected risk (weight gain, missed nutrients when filling up on high carb foods, tooth decay, insulin intolerance, etc) ...Read more

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Some people experience palps after eating heavy meals that are rich in carb, sugar, fat, high level of MSG, nitrates & sodium (webmd.com). Why could?

Some people experience palps after eating heavy meals that are rich in carb, sugar, fat, high level of MSG, nitrates & sodium (webmd.com). Why could?

Multiple responses: Carbs and sugar effect changes in insulin and blood sugar levels which, when abnormal, can cause palpitations. SMG and sodium causes salt and fluid retention, high blood pressure and heart failure with palpitations. Nitrates cause asthma and allergies in some. I'm not aware of fat causing immediate palpitations. ...Read more

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What are nitrates in relation to using tadalafil?

What are nitrates in relation to using tadalafil?

Very Dangerous: Nitrate medications (nitroglycerin, isosorbide, dilatrate, isordil) for treatment of high blood pressure and/or chest pain make it unsafe to take tadalfil or any other pde5i medication (viagra, cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn). If you have even a possible need to use a nitrate medication, you should not have or take these drugs. The result can be a catastrophic drop in blood pressure that can be fatal. ...Read more

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Does losartan contain nitrates?

Does losartan contain nitrates?

No: Losartan controls blood pressure by blocking the action of receptors on blood vessels that cause blood vessels to constrict( ie: narrow down). ...Read more