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what is normal sodium WE SHOULD BE CONSUMING? in mg's

Wed. Jun 7, 3:32pm

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Ah! One of my favorite topics! The Federal Government has set a recommended max of 2400mg for adults, but in the UK they have set a 1600mg suggested limit. It's in everything, it's almost hard for the average American to get too little, although some unusual diets may create this problem. Generally the problem is way too much and it has been correleted with high blood pressure. There are massive quantities in frozen foods and snack foods in particular, also hidden in condiments like ketchup, soy sauce and dressings. Start reading labels and you will be amazed. I rarely add salt to any foods and I'm always looking for low sodium versions of food. There is talk of lowering the suggested limit in the US.

Thursday, June 08, 2006, 3:51 AM

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I'm not sure about normal or not normal results, but I can tell you, somehow in 2 days I gained 2.5 lbs, and I looked back at my log, and saw that there was a lot of salt (though nothing extraordinarily unusual!). So I cut it out just about entirely for a day, nothing processed except a little cheese, and I lost 2.2 lbs in that one day! I'm doing it again today b/c tonight I have to fit into a dress that was too tight to be comfortable two days ago. This morning it fit just fine!

Thursday, June 08, 2006, 10:39 AM

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while i think it may be helpful to gain advise from the other peertrainer members, i would strongly suggest talking with your doctor about what is right for your body's needs in particular. people have different dietary requirements for all kinds of reasons, and to limit or increase your sodium intake, i think you should be sure the advise you follow is medically/nutritionally sound.

Thursday, June 08, 2006, 11:37 AM

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Yes, absolutely!

Friday, June 09, 2006, 5:33 AM

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i went to the dr because bp was over the limit and no matter how i exercised(5 days a week) the scale wouldn't budge. he did blood work and the sodium content in my blood was high. i was one to eat lean frozen dinners and soup to lower my calories. i was hurting myself in the end. once i started to look at labels it was a shocker. now i aim for fresh or frozen fruit/veg and use natural spices instead of salt. i feel so much better. he has me aim for no more than 1600 per day. it's not easy but i'm working it. looking back now i think i was just as addicted to salt as well as caffine and sugar. i think the mfg. know this and take advantage of it to sell thier products.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 8:37 AM

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Producers of frozen entrees and foods know Americans like salty foods and find them tasty. They won't buy it again if it doesn't taste good. Even Healthy Choice, which used to have entrees with less sodium, still have tons of sodium. In the end, the dollar votes, and until we buy frozen foods with less sodium, they will keep making them that way. But the fresh stuff is so much better for you and tastes better anyways, so you are doing the right thing. Good work!

Monday, June 12, 2006, 4:36 AM

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