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Thread: 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Fries, Cole Slaw = 4,000 mg Sodium and requires 12,000 mg Potassium

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    Default 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Fries, Cole Slaw = 4,000 mg Sodium and requires 12,000 mg Potassium

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    Let me show you why you have to limit dining out. This meal has almost 4,000 mg of sodium. Less is better or share this meal. Or order smaller portions to limit the damage.

    Pictured above is one of my favorite meals. I prefer sweet potato fries but for the purposes of this blog post it doesn’t matter whether it’s sweet potatoes or regular potatoes. Potatoes are high in potassium.

    In the last few blog posts we’ve been looking at the sources and amounts of potassium in food to help balance sodium. The potassium RDA for an adult is 4,700 mg of potassium to every 1,500 mg of sodium. So it’s a 3 to 1 ratio, 3 parts potassium to 1 part sodium. You need 12,000 mg of potassium to balance the sodium in a 1/2 BBQ chicken, french fries and coleslaw meal at any restaurant.

    In order to balance the sodium in this meal you need 12,000 mg of potassium. And you can’t take supplements because potassium comes in 100 mg tablets; you would have to take 100 tablets to get 10,000 mg.

    We have approximately 2,000 mg of potassium in the meal itself (which is high, only because of the fries) so somehow we need another 10,000 mg of potassium to balance electrolytes and fluid retention from this meal. Here’s what 10,000 mg of potassium looks like.

    See article at: http://www.ezekieldiet.com/12-bbq-chicken-fries-cole-slaw-4000-mg-sodium-requires-12000-mg-potassium/


    Also see: Electrolyte Imbalance: Conditions & Concerns – Too Much or Too Little Potassium


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    Electrolyte Imbalance: Conditions & Concerns – Too Much or Too Little Potassium

    Potassium is an important nutrient everyone needs, but if you have heart disease or are at risk for it, potassium takes on particular importance.

    Getting plenty of potassium from food is a wise move for most people. Others, however, may need to limit potassium in their diets, including those who are taking certain blood pressure or heart medications or have kidney disease. Here’s an overview of the nutrient and who should be striving to get more—or find ways to cut down.

    http://www.ezekieldiet.com/electroly...tle-potassium/


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