[QUOTE=Ddraig Goch;1114761]I just checked it out - to get 5000mg of sodium I would need to eat 12722mg of salt - that's 2 1/2 tsps, a hell of a lot of salt!
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Sadly, this is another reason why I use the bouillon cubes.
The Rapunzel brand of vegan vegetable bouillon with sea salt, that I bought yesterday at Whole Foods does not have msg in it. It is also gluten free-unless yeast extract has gluten (?)- I was at Whole Foods and that was all they had in the way of bouillon.
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[QUOTE=demuralist;1114786]except that food you wouldn't necessarily expect to have sodium also has some in it naturally. MFP does have the ability to follow your sodium when you track, if you add it.[/QUOTE]
I have just put both my current meal plans in just for interest under today & tomorrow. One came out at 602mg & the other at 806mg (includes cheese). The meal plans are not exact because I used the foods available (I’m only interested in the sodium content not the macros), rather than adding lots of new foods & 300mg per day is for chicken bone broth. I have no idea if the person who entered this added salt to their broth or whether the sodium is leached from the bones. I do not currently add any form of sodium to my broth so this number is questionable. The other big number comes from tinned mackerel in brine (makes sense) but again the one I use is a different brand.
The really big surprise for me was spinach 100g raw contains 79mg of sodium, but then I was surprised to find it contains 3g protein when I first looked.
Still it was an interesting exercise so thanks for suggesting it.
PS If anyone can confirm whether or not 1 cup of home made chicken broth really contains 300mg of natural sodium I would love to know.
[B]UPDATE: [/B]I found a broth somewhere on the internet which suggests 1 cuppof unsalted broth has 50mg sodium which makes more sense so my daliy menus would be 402mg & 606mg (my broth portion is 2 cups worth)
[QUOTE=Ddraig Goch;1104519]I have been invited out to dinner in a couple of weeks time. I have just checked the menu - not good. The only 'meat only' option is steak & as someone else is paying I wont be ordering that (over here steak is the expensive option) . So that leaves me with home made beefburger or home made mushroom stroganoff? Any thoughts either way?[/QUOTE]
I asked this a couple of days ago but I guess it got lost in the chatter. I am leaning towards the beefburger as it is home made & I guess less likely to have bad things in it than the possible terrible fats in the stroganoff. I guess it would be easier to track too
[QUOTE=Ddraig Goch;1114839]I asked this a couple of days ago but I guess it got lost in the chatter. I am leaning towards the beefburger as it is home made & I guess less likely to have bad things in it than the possible terrible fats in the stroganoff. I guess it would be easier to track too[/QUOTE]
It will be a whole lot easier to take the burger off of the bun than to try to eat around the noodles in the stroganoff. Just be careful about your sides (if your restaurants do that).
+1 I was thinking burger too.
I usually salt my food pretty heavily. Last year at my annual check-up, I told my doctor that I was having dizziness, even while sitting down. They had taken my blood pressure when I first was put into the exam room (as they usually do), and my blood pressure was it's normal low. (I have low blood pressure.) She told me to call her the next time I had a dizzy spell. As it happened, while I was in the room, it happened. She took my blood pressure again and it had dropped from when I first went in. She had me stand and it dropped further. She asked me about my sodium intake and I realized that I had been trying to cut back for the couple of months before my check-up, so she said I should increase it again. HA, lol.
Last night I was actually craving chicken broth with coconut oil. I ended up not having any because I just wasn't hungry, but I peed a lot yesterday and I bet that was my body telling me I needed sodium.
[QUOTE=demuralist;1114854]It will be a whole lot easier to take the burger off of the bun than to try to eat around the noodles in the stroganoff. Just be careful about your sides (if your restaurants do that).[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Pebbles67;1114872]+1 I was thinking burger too.[/QUOTE]
Thanks both for confirming what I already thought. I shall ask for the burger with no bun & some salad & take my own dressing
Today feels like a good day. Enjoy my mini vacation before I start my new job. Going to a start a gym membership for my husband and I today and go workout. Just had my bpc coffee and beef bone broth with bouillon. Working on getting a bit more water in me before I begin my workout.
I've been reading about low sodium levels this morning and it can also be caused by drinking too much water.
Oh, so much we have to think about that our ancestors didn't.