sodium

angelhart1964
By angelhart1964 Latest Reply 2014-10-11 21:38:27 -0500
Started 2014-10-09 11:08:09 -0500

If you are older then , 50 years of age you should not comsumes, more than 1500 mg of sodium a day . Everyone else should aim for 2300 mg . Also did you know that 2300 mg of sodium is in one teaspoon of salt . The average american consumers / about 3400 mg/ a day wow that is a lot of salt

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-10-11 21:38:27 -0500 Report

Hi Joyce, thank you for your input. I was trying to find a way to let
angelheart know to be careful what she posted as there are seasoned members that can and will dispute writings that are incorrect. As an example, regardless of my diabetes I can't have any
salt due to a heart condition. I do use a little once in awhile but regardless of age, those with my problem aren't supposed to indulge.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-10 10:57:19 -0500 Report

Obviously you don't know that too little sodium is not good for T2 diabetics. This is why I pay no attention to these kinds of posting. Information can be incorrect.

Each person has to measure his or her own sodium. Because I eat very little processed foods, I have to add salt to food. Industry standards are a base line which does not mean it is accurate for each individual.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-09 20:09:14 -0500 Report

Following a low carb diet which includes virtually no processed foods I have had to remember to add salt as it is way easy to eat too little sodium which has its risks … increased insulin resistance, increased LDL and triglycerides. It is particularly dangerous for Type 2's to let sodium levels drop too low.

PLEASE DO NOT increase your salt based on this but i would encourage Type 2's to track their actual salt consumption for a week … you might be surprised … I certainly was.

Steve

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-10-09 11:37:41 -0500 Report

Howdy Angelhart
As a dialysis patient I need to follow a meal plan, which among other things, is low sodium. "Low sodium diets range from 1,000 to 4,000 mg based on individual requirements. The average range for most low sodium diets is 2,000 to 3,000 mg a day" ~ http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and...

Thanks for the reminder Angel
God's best to you

James