I figured some of you might be able to help me with this. :)
I've been keeping my sodium intake way low (too low actually, my cardiac rehab people told me to eat more!) at around 1,000 mgs a day if I'm lucky. I've upped that recently to around 1,300 a day and am trying to get back up to 1,500 mgs a day...
So, last night I went out to a restaurant and ate a healthy meal of the green salad (only extras were raisins and sunflower seeds - no idea if salted or not) with a few dips into a balsamic vinaigrette and the Ahi Tuna appetizer as an entree (just tuna with very little sauce drizzled on the plate and some kind of cucumber, pickled perhaps?). I didn't think it was too high in sodium; but it's restaurant food and somehow they manage to have more sodium in meals than expected...
I woke up in the middle of the night with a headache...
Right, the question: Do you find, once you have adjusted to a lower sodium diet, that you have any unexpected effects (such as headaches!) from eating a high sodium meal? If so, what effects do you get?
Any related info is appreciated. Happy sparking!
(the ramble-y one!) :)
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