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Sodium Intake


#1

How much sodium is an acceptable amount per day? I eat canned beans and chili and they usually have between 800mg and 2000mg per can.


#2

Honestly IMO sodium is nothing to worry about in excess UNLESS you have BP probs. Then Maybe. I honeslty think May active and health wise people take it a bit to far and are Low on sodium. It is a crutial electrolyte for hydration , aids digestion, etc..

I myself am a SALT fanatic I use more than any five average people I would say. Weird yes but I love it.

I have had my blood draw twice in the past month and even with All that salt am WELL in the acceptable range.

Thats my take.

Phill


#3

Thanks for the advise Phill. Now that I think about it, the only high sodium foods that I eat would be the ones I already mentioned which I eat a couple times a day. I don't really dump salt on everything, so I guess I won't worry about it.