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Sodium – It’s More than a Salt Shaker

Streak 1: Out of bed BEFORE 6:00 am Streak 2: Track Sodium Intake

07/08/10 – 7,451 Steps
6 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 5:39 am
Streak 2: ½ day – 1860 mg

07/09/10 – 6,929 Steps
7 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 5:59 am just barely!
Streak 2: not met

07/10/10 – no data
4 glasses of water
Streak 1: N/A
Streak 2: not met

07/11/10 – 5,092
8 glasses of water
Streak 1: N/A
Streak 2: met 984
40 minutes of exercise

This will be short this morning because Minty has a doctor appointment to get her shots – ouch.

I am tracking my sodium intake now and learning a lot. Did you know that dried apricots, cranberries and pine nuts have no sodium? I might have guessed with the fruit, but not the pine nuts. Here are some sodium facts for you.

Sodium Facts – Too Little or Too Much
Here are some of the things that happen if you do not have enough Sodium in your diet – Sodium and chloride are the two elements, which combine to form sodium chloride (table salt). Since salt is such a common part of the diet, a deficiency of sodium is rare. Having diarrhea, vomiting, or heavy sweat loss for an extended period can bring on a sodium deficiency, resulting in nausea, dizziness, and muscle cramping.
This is what can happen if you have an excess of Sodium in your diet – In healthy people, excess sodium is excreted. Some kidney diseases interfere with sodium excretion, causing fluid retention and swelling. For people who are sodium sensitive, a diet high in sodium can promote high blood pressure. For adult males and females, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for sodium is 2.3 grams each day or 5.8 grams of sodium chloride.

AffirMINTion: I love to learn how to nourish my body properly

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A Mini Minty MoMINT

“He who takes medicine and neglects the diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” –Chinese Proverb

My mom and I are learning to eat well and I like it!

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