Nutrition and Labeling - What to do about too much Sodium




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Nadya
02-03-2012, 05:22 PM
I'm trying to watch different aspects of my diet and lately the topic of Sodium has been on my mind. I don't use salt but, naturally, there's already salt in most of what I eat. I'm over most days so I'm wondering what I could do about this. Does drinking a lot of water help? I hope that isn't a silly question. :dizzy:

I drink at least 40 ounces of water a day, think I'm in the ballpark?


Sum38
02-03-2012, 05:33 PM
I react to sodium easy, but I have a thyroid condition. For me it is; water...water...water. And average day I drink 72 oz, but after high sodium days i try to get 100 oz in.

Nadya
02-03-2012, 05:35 PM
When you say you react easy, what do you mean? If you react negatively, what sorts of things would one look out for?


canadianwoman
02-03-2012, 05:36 PM
I drink a lot of water daily plus I have stopped eating processed foods.

Sum38
02-03-2012, 07:53 PM
My fingers swell up...my weight goes up. A dinner out usually means 2 pounds more on my scale next morning. And it takes days to shed that "weight"

Munchy
02-06-2012, 01:05 PM
If you switch from processed to homemade foods, you'll find that you naturally will watch your sodium because you're not adding crazy amounts to your food the way companies do to preserve them.