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Monitoring sodium intake becomes even more critical if you experience edema or breathing difficulties.
1 teaspoon of salt contains 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium.
Limit sodium to 1500 mg/day if you have heart failure.
“Reduced sodium” on the food label does NOT mean it is a low sodium product.
If the original product contains 1000 mg of sodium per serving, “reduced” means the product contains 25% less sodium. Still too much. (1000 – 250 – 750 mg/serving).
“Low sodium” means the product contains 140 mg/serving or less.
Don’t assume a small package contains one serving. Check the label. A small bag of chips could contain two or three servings.
If one serving contains 200 mg of sodium and you consume a small package made up of three servings, you’ve consumed 600 mg of sodium.
Magnesium regulates the level of sodium, potassium, and calcium within cells, while the balance of sodium and potassium impacts blood pressure levels.
Studies indicate omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may reduce heart disease death by almost ten percent.
Discuss all supplements with your doctor.
While a well-balanced diet is optimal to meet your nutrient needs, you may not always hit your goal. A multivitamin can be used to “bridge the gap” when dietary choices don’t quite meet your nutrient needs.
Discuss supplementing a multivitamin with your doctor.
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All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Health Pro for HealthCentral