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Blood Sodium Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Sodium.

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Shakin' It Up with the Skinny on Salt

Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals...  Read more

High Blood Pressure? Have a DASH of Spark

For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture. Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing...  Read more

The Art of Eating Naked

When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on. I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we...  Read more

Easy Ways to Cut Sodium Intake

You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a...  Read more

15 Heart-Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Foods

Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets...  Read more

I feel my blood tests are not mine or not read rig
Updated 9/13/2014 1:09:31 AM

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 I went to the clinic for a follow-up visit from two months ago. My blood tests results were in. The doctor on call told me that my cholesterol is a little high and my thyroid a little underactive. However, the docto...  Read more

adding sodium tracker to Nutrition
Updated 9/8/2014 1:45:52 PM

Ready to leave Spark People, because I can't seem to figure out how to add sodium to tracker. Have high blood pressure and need this information. Use to have it when i last used this program. Any help out there 39...  Read more

Exercise after multiple blood tests?
Updated 8/20/2014 8:23:37 AM

I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today? I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a...  Read more

Sodium Intake
Updated 7/31/2014 11:23:21 AM

I've been reading alot of posts about sodium intake, and how sodium retains water leading to temporary weight increase. If I eat something salty, I try to drink lots of water to 'flush it out of my system', but in turn that makes me feel bloated and...  Read more

adding nutrients, but not sodium and calories
Updated 7/26/2014 7:48:16 AM

Hi, I'm looking for advice to increase things like calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate to my diet. I eat things like apples, spinach, romaine lettuce, peppers, bananas daily. I also include things like cantelope, carrots, celery, broccoli, unsal...  Read more

Cut the salt!

Cutting the salt in your food will reduce water retention, your blood pressure, and reduce your chance for heart disease....  Read more

Bananas Lower Blood Pressure

Eating potassium-rich foods will help the body get rid of sodium. Bananas are the perfect on the go snack for dieters and diabetics. Potassium promotes blood flow to all the arteries. If potassium is low, the body retains extra sodium which will r...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

When Too Much Water Can Cause Problems for Runners

For many runners, our biggest concern after injury, is becoming dehydrated, especially when temperatures start to sore and our mileage begins to creep up. While dehydration can be an issue, overhydration can be an even more dangerous issue, particula...  Read more

Small Dietary Changes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

We all know that too much sodium is bad for your health. But did you know just how bad it is for our wallets? According to new research, if Americans could cut their sodium intake to the levels recommended by health experts, the country would save a...  Read more

Low Blood Sodium

The last two blood reports over the last 60 days both showed low sodium. So I started to check to see what that meant. My Dr. told me to drink no more than 1200 milliliters which comes out to 40.5 oz or a little over 5 cups. This is very difficult...  Read more