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Doctor insights on: The Disadvantages Of Salting Food

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Best salt to be used in food? Most healthy one.

Best salt to be used in food? Most healthy one.

Salt: Sea salt is reasonable. There are numerous alternatives to salt: all the Mrs Dash products are decent alternatives and healthy. ...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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I like a lot is salt, is there something wrong if my food is too salty? What are the consequences?

I like a lot is salt, is there something wrong if my food is too salty? What are the consequences?

Excess salt: Excess salt will raise blood pressure, will swell tissues, will ralse blood volume, and can promote kidney stones; Consequences are not healtlhy; try to limit salt; use a salt substitute: Mrs DASH products are excellent — find in grocery store; onion salt and garlic salt are excellent; ...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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Made a sauce but think I have added too much salt can we still eat it or will it make the family sick to eat food that is too salty?

Made a sauce but think I have added too much salt can we still eat it or will it make the family sick to eat food that is too salty?

Dietary salt: High dietary salt intake is generally associated with hypertension or elevation of the blood pressure, that can in turn affect the heart, kidneys and brain over many years if not treated.
Some people are sensitive to salt more that others. AS a general recommendation reduction of dietary salt intake decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke ...Read more

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I really like food and sometimes I eat excessively because I feel I need to eat something that contains special ingredient like salt chocolate or ie?

I really like food and sometimes I eat excessively because I feel I need to eat something that contains special ingredient like salt chocolate or ie?

Not a problem: This indulgence is not a problem unless you are overweight or have a health condition where those special foods would aggravate. Work to maintain ideal body weight. Exercise often. Be careful with sugar and fat and salt. ...Read more

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My son is 14months old now. From when can we give him foods with salt or add a little salt for taste to his food. We are Indians so you know our food?

My son is 14months old now. From when can we give him foods with salt or add a little salt for taste to his food. We are Indians so you know our food?

Now: You can give little salty food to your baby, but not too much. See that food is not spicy. Baby body is ready to digest salt. All baby foods have salt in it,he may not need extra salt. ...Read more

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Worried about a 94-year old who sometimes overeats salt salty food?

Worried about a 94-year old who sometimes overeats salt salty food?

At 94 years: Will allow him or her what they wish to eat. The benefit of restriction of diet will likely be less than the stress of such restriction on their health ...Read more

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It's good to put salt in food of a baby with 7months? What is the best food?

It's good to put salt in food of a baby with 7months? What is the best food?

NO: I can think of no good reason to put salt on the food of a 7-month-old. At that age, they are more interested in textures than flavors. However, getting a kiddo used to eating salty food so early will only cause them problems in the long run. Straight baby food is the best at this stage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I stop putting salt on top of my food will I lose weight?

Can you tell me if I stop putting salt on top of my food will I lose weight?

Less salt will help: Less salt added to food will help you lose water weight. To lose adipose, you must eat fewer calories than you burn. —- TO DO: eat no saturated fats, eat no bread, sugar, refined carbs, pizza, muffins, pasta. Eat whole fruit and whole veggies and whole grains, mostly; eat no fried food; exercise twice a day; eat no snack after 8 pm — unless simple egg white or simple poultry piece ...Read more

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My girlfriend eats lots of table salt on all food. What are the dangers to health?

My girlfriend eats lots of table salt on all food. What are the dangers to health?

Hypertension: Adding lots of salt will make high blood pressure worse if it's present. The health risks to folks who are not hypertensive (if any) is not clear. If the two of you are in a relationship, it's not worth making an issue of her personal preference. ...Read more

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What kind of foods (fruits, vegetables, etc) that can be combined with strawberry? Is salt and strawerry safe? Sorry for bad english, I'm indonesian

What kind of foods (fruits, vegetables, etc) that can be combined with strawberry? Is salt and strawerry safe? Sorry for bad english, I'm indonesian

All CAN be but...: Some nutritionists feel certain food combinations like protein & starches are difficult to digest & fruit should be eaten alone or at the end of a meal. These theories are based on the process of how we digest. Others feel this is nonsense. See http://bit. Ly/1bivcfx many people seem to digest most combinations well but some with digestive problems feel these guidelines help. Salt &sberries is safe! ...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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Can the salt in prepared foods contain iodine?

Can the salt in prepared foods contain iodine?

Look at the label: Not all salt contains iodine--if you have a list of ingredients it should tell you. ...Read more

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Can seven month babies have salt and sugar in thier foods?

Can seven month babies have salt and sugar in thier foods?

Avoid: 7 month old babies are basically on breast milk or formula and starting solids slowly. Keep in mind that you are giving them the building blocks of nutrition and they are learning about food, consistency and flavor. Natural home made veggies and fruit have plenty of flavor without adding anything else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about who manufactures food with non-iodized salt?

Can you tell me about who manufactures food with non-iodized salt?

Kosher salt: Kosher salt is non-iodized salt. You can find it at the grocery store. Some pharmacies also have non-iodized salt. ...Read more

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If sugar and salt were regulaated foods, would global health improve?

If sugar and salt were regulaated foods, would global health improve?

WE NEED TO REGULATE: Ourselves as individuals first. That's the problem!
Lack of personal responsibility and too much dependance in government!
Wow, was that too conservative ish?
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How could I get bad cholesterol when I don't put salt in or on my food?

How could I get bad cholesterol when I don't put salt in or on my food?

Unrelated: Cholesterol is a separate food component from salt. Google reading food labels ...Read more

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Avoid salt. Now I'm mainly craving salt or any salty foods. Does anyone know why?

Salt: When your body does not get enough salt your brain tells you to go and find salt and correct the desire for salt. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

Yes: Himalayan salt is knows a "white gold" and contains many anecdotal health benefits from it's 84 elements that are formed under tectonic pressure. This salt has been purported to help with aging, rheumatoid arthralgia, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. This salt reportedly helps with blood vessel, respiratory, blood pressure and many other preventive health issues. All anectdotal but safe ...Read more

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Problem, as well as having to watch the salt intake_and apparently acid food. Would any type of fish be okay?

Fish is healthy: Fish is healthy — how it is packaged and presented matters. Fish in cans likely has salt. Fish in tins like sardines has salt. Fresh fish won't have salt and is not acidic. Frozen fish likewise is safe for you. Avoid fried fish. ...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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I use a lot of garlic salt on my food every day and get diarrhea about 1-2 times per month. Could garlic be causing it? Would onion powder be safer?

I use a lot of garlic salt on my food every day and get diarrhea about 1-2 times per month. Could garlic be causing it? Would onion powder be safer?

Maybe: It sounds more like you have irritable bowel syndrome and that is often set off by nerves, life problems, lack of sleep and stress. It would not hurt to stop the garlic salt for a month and see if it disappears. See your doctor to discuss this in more detail. ...Read more

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I ate 3/4 of a 175g bag of pretzels n some oth salty foods. Most days eat 3-4 grams of salt. Damage to organs? Didn't drink until 5hrs later hot too

I ate 3/4 of a 175g bag of pretzels n some oth salty foods. Most days eat 3-4 grams of salt. Damage to organs? Didn't drink until 5hrs later hot too

Healthy eating: This one time consumption probably not going to cause any serious adverse effects, but try to avoid that in the future ...Read more

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Here in malaysia, our foods are high in oil, salt, and sugar. It's tough to avoid cos they're everywhere. Any other foods to minimize effects of those?

No: You can't really eat some other food to decrease the affect of another. If you eat a diet high in fat sodium and sugar and eat a lot of vegetables and fruit and whole grains on top of that you might be healthier because you are avoiding vitamin deficiencies but you don't neutralize the effects of the bad foods. ...Read more

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What are causes of salt sensitvity leading to extreme dehydration? I have had bloodwork done which came back normal. I can only eat natural foods now.

What are causes of salt sensitvity leading to extreme dehydration? I have had bloodwork done which came back normal. I can only eat natural foods now.

See below: I am not clear regarding the context of your question. If you eat a lot of salty food, you will feel thirsty. If your blood work is normal, it is unlikely you are dehydrated ...Read more