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Coffee & Sodium?

Is there a large amount of sodium in a regular cup of black coffee? I always feel so bloated afterwards.

If you are looking to cut out sodium, Jillian Michaels said that most diet sodas have 40 mg of sodium. Diet Rite doesn't have any. So, if you are dieting and living on soda because it is diet...it may be causing you to hold water.

She also said that sodium slows down your metabolism .

Thank you in advance. - Stacy


Mon. Sep 3, 10:36am

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Coffee - 5 mg of sodium

Morning! I'm the thread starter, Stacy. I just looked up black coffee on the WiKi. It said it only has 5 mg of sodium. If someone has the scientific reason why I feel so bloated afterward, please share.

Hope to hear from someone soon. Have a Labor less Labor Day!

Monday, September 03, 2007, 10:50 AM

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40mg sodium is practically nothing - 2% of the recommended daily maximum. Diet sodas used to be loaded with sodium years ago, but in response to the bad rap, the recipes were changed. Your information is outdated. The biggest salt offender these days is the deli counter - those meats contain a lot of sodium-based preservatives. The frozen food section is no great shakes either.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:21 AM

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11:21 am - THANK YOU

I was just wondering why I always feel so bloated. I drink alot of water, a cup of coffee per day and maybe a cup of Arizona Diet Green Tea. I justed started to watch my sodium intake to see if I notice a difference.

If you have any wise words, please share.

Have a great day. Thank you again.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:30 AM

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processed foods are bad!

Companies pump their diet foods that are low car/low fat/low calorie/low carb full of sodium to make up for the poor taste. Eat less processed foods. Less sodium.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:32 AM

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sodium and potassium

This is a little off track...but becareful. Try to comsume an equal ratio of sodium and potassium regardless of your sodium daily allowance. I heard if you don't, that it leads to heart problems.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:35 AM

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There are things other than salt that make you feel bloated. Maybe you've increased your fiber intake too drastically, you've started using a new medication, your menstrual cycles are acting weird, or you have a sensitivity to a food group like wheat or dairy.

The causes can be quite odd - like a friend of mine with no food allergies/sensitivities got a cortisone shot for a foot problem and one of the potential side effects of this drug is a problem digesting gluten (found in wheat). It gave her all kinds of bloating and gas.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:43 AM

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11:43am - Thank you

Good idea. I'll start journaling to see if I can figure it out.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:34 PM

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tea and sodium

I ask the question does tea have sodium? I get told that diet sodas do. So what is the answer to my question, does tea have sodium?????????

Monday, April 26, 2010, 4:23 PM

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Sorry to sound mean - but can't you just Google the answer?

Monday, April 26, 2010, 4:28 PM

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11:30 a.m. - You say you drink "alot [sic] of water". Drinking a lot of water can make you feel bloated.

Monday, April 26, 2010, 11:26 PM

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A cup of tea has about 5mg of sodium... which is practically nothing.
The recommended limit of sodium for adults is 1300-1500 mg.

However, if you buy the Lipton flavoured teas and stuff like that they have more sodium.

...according to google.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 4:23 PM

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