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    sodium in bacon: dangerous?

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    I eat a half pound of bacon each day for breakfast. According to FitDay, this equates to about 1200 calories and 5200 mg of sodium. Is this amount of sodium too much?

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    It can be if you aren't getting enough potassium to balance it out. As I understand it, you want to be eating about 3:1 potassium to sodium ratios daily. Sodium is not the enemy though, lack of potassium is more likely the true cause of concern.

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    I'm not a fan of huge bacon quantities due to nitrate preservatives, unless you can get a source without them. I haven't been able to.

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