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4/15/10 2:08 P

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emoticon We have a water softening system that uses salt. However, a reverse osmosis unit is installed for the water coming out of the taps. These units take out most minerals, sediments, etc. Hence the best of both worlds.

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4/14/10 11:16 P

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I think there was more concern with how much sodium would be in water that has been treated by a home water softening unit, (which uses salt to soften the water) -- not municipal water straight from the tap.

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4/14/10 10:25 A

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I called the water dept in our city and was told there is only 20mg of sodium in one liter, so I guess it's not a problem, if I got the correct information.

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4/14/10 2:07 A

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I found this thread very interesting and became concerned about the sodium levels in my water. I did a search and came up with an article from the Mayo Clinic:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/sodium/AN0
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I also found a water filter that removes sodium from the water (don't know how well it works though):

www.thewaterexchange.net/sodium-wate
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I'm going to try doing some more investigation on this topic.

Thank you for all the information!

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4/12/10 4:07 P

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How did you find out how much sodium was in your tap water? We use a Brita, does that remove sodium?

Donna

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Donna

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4/12/10 2:53 P

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At least you know about it now and have been able to take appropriate steps to counter the sodium. Enjoy your new system.



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4/12/10 2:47 P

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Hi Little wind, I knew that water softeners used salt, but I didn't know how much sodium was in the water straight out of the tap or that there was a system to remove it. Ours is being installed today.

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4/12/10 2:34 P

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I knew that water softeners use salt to help soften the water, but I never thought of it in terms of sodium ingestion. I always buy my drinking water....



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4/12/10 12:14 P

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Just learned something new to share! We have very hard water and I went in search of a water softener. Of course, that included water testing. I found that due to the hardness of my water, I was taking in 750 grams of sodium every day just drinking my 8 cups of water and that's before I ate anything! Part o the system we purchased includes a reverse osmosis system which will remove almost all impurities from our drinking water, ice, and cooking water. See, old dos can earn new tricks.

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4/9/10 1:12 P

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Welcome to the new! A lot of great ideas here - just ask if you need help or have a question!

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4/7/10 1:50 P

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4/7/10 10:35 A

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Hi Denise, It does seem hard when you first get started, but it does get easier. If you can cook from scratch, it's a lot easier, since most 'ready-made' meals are highly processed and full of salt. I do believe the manufacturers are finally realizing there's a market for lower sodium foods. Unfortunately some foods labeled "lower sodium" and not very low, so read the labels and note the serving size. My mom said sauerkraut was not high in sodium, according to the label. The serving size was 2 Tbsp!!!

Good luck with this venture.

Donna

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Donna

Age75

highest weight 333lbs
Weight on 9/4/14 226
Short term goal 195
In my dreams goal: 170
Ht. 5'5"


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4/6/10 11:53 P

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A lot of ills can be blamed on eating Red Meat. But just as many, if not more, on high sodium consumption. Learn to read labels on everything and you will be surprised. It is hard but can be done. Don't be afraid to ask / post. Good luck!

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4/6/10 11:48 P

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I meant that it was hard eating vegan and getting the hang of it but that was nothing compared to having to eat low sodium. I'm not a vegan anymore but I do try to limit meat as much as possible.

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4/6/10 11:42 P

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Hi Denise. Welcome to the team.

This team has a lot of information posted already. Take some time to check it out and ask any questions you may have.

I wish you much success on your journey.

P.S.Please clarify for me what has eating vegan has to do with eating low sodium?



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4/6/10 11:28 P

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I meant to post this in the introduction thread and made my own by mistake, sorry, I tried to delete it but can't

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4/6/10 11:26 P

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Hi, I'm Denise, I've been around Sparkpeople for a while now but things have recently changed for me and I find myself having to really limit my sodium intake. This has been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do(and I've eaten vegan before)lol. I'm here to get some good ideas and hopefully contribute when I can.

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