SODIUM

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Morning. What is sodium, and what affect does it have in our bodies. It's been niggling on my mind since I joined!!!

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  • LeslieTSUK
    LeslieTSUK Posts: 215 Member
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    Sodium = salt
    We need some salt, but too much can raise blood pressure, also cause water retention, etc etc
  • sixout
    sixout Posts: 3,129 Member
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    Well then.
  • joemasserini
    joemasserini Posts: 24 Member
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    Keeping sodium down at acceptable levels has actually been my toughest challenge. I didn't realize how much sodium was added to ordinary foods (or what I THOUGHT were ordinary foods) and it really adds up quickly. I'm a salt-craver so it doesn't help when the foods I think are low(ish) on sodium are contributing to the bulk of my intake. Any suggestions, anyone?
  • mccindy72
    mccindy72 Posts: 7,001 Member
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    There's enough sodium naturally occurring in the foods you eat that you don't need to add it. It's a good idea to buy no-salt-added foods when buying canned foods, etc. Chicken broth and other foods like that also a good idea to buy lower sodium.
  • Blacklance36
    Blacklance36 Posts: 755 Member
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    Sodium = salt
    We need some salt, but too much can raise blood pressure, also cause water retention, etc etc

    The problem is that salt enhances taste.
  • mccindy72
    mccindy72 Posts: 7,001 Member
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    Sodium = salt
    We need some salt, but too much can raise blood pressure, also cause water retention, etc etc

    The problem is that salt enhances taste.

    Only if you know absolutely nothing about the billion other seasonings available to all mankind.
  • joemasserini
    joemasserini Posts: 24 Member
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    I know I don't "need" to add it...but it's sooooo gooooood lol
  • ChildrenCryinNCoffee
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    Sodium = salt
    We need some salt, but too much can raise blood pressure, also cause water retention, etc etc

    The problem is that salt enhances taste.

    Only if you know absolutely nothing about the billion other seasonings available to all mankind.

    I agree with McCindy!! :flowerforyou: Salt is the lazy man's seasoning.
  • _John_
    _John_ Posts: 8,643 Member
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    Sodium = salt
    We need some salt, but too much can raise blood pressure, also cause water retention, etc etc

    The problem is that salt enhances taste.

    Only if you know absolutely nothing about the billion other seasonings available to all mankind.

    salt's historic contribution to food safety worldwide also cannot be underestimated.
  • NotShena
    NotShena Posts: 172 Member
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  • formerfatboy1
    formerfatboy1 Posts: 76 Member
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    I have been using Dash seasonings to add when i cook my meals. No salt and different flavors. Just to Keep the sodium down.
  • trojan_bb
    trojan_bb Posts: 699 Member
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    sodium increases water retention ->water retention increases muscle pump -> muscle pump leads to gains -> sodium is good
  • exelbyplumpton
    exelbyplumpton Posts: 30 Member
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    O. K. I should. Of looked. In dictionary. I just. Thought. I. Asked why looking. At the forum :embarassed: