View Full Version : sodium in your diet

08-26-2002, 03:09 PM
what is a general daily amount that will still be healthy.

alot of food these days contain so much of it.

what are benifets and dangers of it?

08-26-2002, 03:23 PM
Most clean foods contain minimal amounts of it.

08-26-2002, 04:38 PM
a lot of foods ? what foods are you eating ?

fresh foods contain very little sodium, processed foods are very high in sodium. there is no RDA for sodium but it is an essential nutrient and is essential for the proper function of many vital bodily functions...

08-26-2002, 04:53 PM
yea, alot of foods mostly contained in pre-made foods.

for example. breaded chicken brest or spiced. other precooked meats. another high sorce of protien/carb "throw in microwave" food called chicken bake. taste great, 50g protien but 800+mg sodium. and after i started to be more concious of what im eating i see that regular kraft macaroni contains 1700+mg =/

i looked up some info earlier and saying a healthy daily intake of sodium should be no more than 2500mg a day.

also i found out it leads to major high blood pressure, and heart problems.