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    Salt in Stuff

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    Do you let the salt bother you in stuff like tuna, salmon, canned mackerel, or prosciutto that otherwise have "clean" ingredient lists?

    I am eating more fish than I ever have before, partially in canned form. I stick to good salt at home in my cooking, and I know the salt in these products isn't my good salt... But should I be concerned?

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    Only be concerned if it has negative effects on you. I retain water easily, so I watch my sodium intake and feel it right away when I overdo it. Potassium-rich foods will help balance it out; be sure your potassium intake is at least double your sodium intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3nn View Post
    Only be concerned if it has negative effects on you. I retain water easily, so I watch my sodium intake and feel it right away when I overdo it. Potassium-rich foods will help balance it out; be sure your potassium intake is at least double your sodium intake.
    Second this. I myself am quite sensitive to sodium, too much and everything I drink just stays with me for days. If you're eating this stuff and not having any negative side effects, I say keep with it.
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    Well, how many canned fish products are you consuming? Like, are they staples? From purely a sodium intake point of view, it's probably not a problem. For the average american, huge salt intakes are coming from sodium in breads and crackers. Depending on your diet, I'd argue it's nearly impossible to overdue salt. When I ate strictly Atkins for several years, I used table salt liberally and never had a problem with sodium levels.

    My understanding is that the difference between table salt and sea salt is that table salt (which I assume is what canned foods is packed in) lacks minerals that sea salts have. At the same time, not all sea salts are created equal. Some sea salts have more sodium by weight than table salts and some have less. If you're concerned about sodium levels, you could probably give the contents of those canned products a good rinse and eliminate some of the salt content.

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    For me, no~ but then I take unprocessed sea salt as a supplement, otherwise, I perspire 'too much' and end up dehydrated. Just one of those bothersome details that happens when you live in the (but it's a dry heat) desert. Suggestion, just make sure your other trace minerals (electrolytes) are up and your body will throw off any excess sodium chloride. B-6 helps to keep things in balance too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3nn View Post
    ...be sure your potassium intake is at least double your sodium intake.
    That sounds pretty tough to do. I get potassium from sweet potatoes and coconut water but still have to supplement or I get crampy. Do you have any suggestions for upping potassium intake?

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    Yes! "No-Salt" contains potassium chloride and seems to be the easiest way to supplement potassium that I have found. Only 1/4 teasoon contains 650mg of potassium! Any potassium pill on the market are regulated at only 90mg each. (Pitiful, really!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosierdaddy View Post
    Yes! "No-Salt" contains potassium chloride and seems to be the easiest way to supplement potassium that I have found.
    I think I remember the Drs. Eades recommending this as well. I'll have to take a look at it. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    Yep, NoSalt... it tastes like BUTT, but it does the job. I like dissolve it in water and shoot it... with a really good chaser to wash the flavor outa my mouth! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Yep, NoSalt... it tastes like BUTT, but it does the job. I like dissolve it in water and shoot it... with a really good chaser to wash the flavor outa my mouth! LOL
    Do you think it is strong enough to negatively affect the flavor of bone broth or marinara? Can I get away with using it on eggs without gagging?

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