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Blood Sodium Levels Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Sodium Levels.

The Causes of High Blood Pressure

Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that...  Read more

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

My A1c levels are down!
Updated 4/15/2014 9:01:49 AM

Hi everyone! A year ago, I was quite a few pounds heavier and my A1c was through the roof. I finally took the right medication and I'm proud to say that my appetite, weight, and A1c is DOWN! Right now I'm actually more excited about my A1c...  Read more

How to recover from a high sodium meal
Updated 4/9/2014 1:28:12 PM

Every so often I have to go out to lunch with my co-workers. Most of the time we go to a pizza buffet place which also has a salad bar. Usually I get a salad and have two slices of pizza but even this small amount causes me to bloat big time the ne...  Read more

Reached "Overweight BMI" level-Woohoo!
Updated 4/3/2014 11:09:57 AM

First time since 2008 that I am out of the Obese BMI level!!! It has taken me nearly 6 months to get here but I am so glad and feeling so much better!!! Onward now to my normal BMI level --- hope to be there in three more months 386 381 521...  Read more

Moved to Denver from sea level...hurts to breath..
Updated 3/30/2014 8:58:39 PM

we moved to Denver from sea level about 3 months ago. I started trying to jog walk to speed up getting used to thinner air and have noticed that it almost burns when breathing after like 10-15 minutes of excersize. I end up coughing pretty bad for 2...  Read more

Why does trophy level 19 need to be so drab?
Updated 4/5/2014 11:46:30 AM

Why does trophy level 19 need to be so drab? Even the "jewels" in the crown are gray....  Read more

Why Use Spices on your diet food

Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides. Cloves stimulate digestion. Ginger contains antioxidants. Tumeric fights inflamation. Cayenne Pepper and red pepper stimulates metabolism and fat-burning. Yipee!Regular consumption...  Read more

Cough Syrup & Sugar

Most cough Syrup contain sugar, which can affect blood glucose levels, and also blood pressure. I found a cough syrup that has no sugar or sodium. It's called Diabetic Tussin and it's available at Walmart. Also If you're diagnosed with flu, it's v...  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

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

Food Showdown: Cottage Cheese vs. Black Bean Soup

Both low-fat cottage cheese and black bean soup are nutritious, high-protein snacks. But most processed foods contain high levels of sodium, which can contribute to high blood pressure. The average American adult consumes about 2,500 to 5,0...  Read more