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sodium intake

i eat a can of tuna, and a can of salmon daily. i like the low carb/high protien aspect of these, but am i hurting myself with all this sodium? thy’re both packed in water. and idrink at least a gallon 0f water daily.

NO. If you are an athlete and incorporate cardio in your workouts this sodium intake will do you absolutely no harm. If you are a bodybuilder, it may even help you because since you are probably (should be) ingesting more calories then the “average Western diet” suggests, you will need more sodium to fulfill the needs of glucose and amino acid transporters (most of which are coupled to sodium).