Monday, January 30, 2012

Stop drinking soda for salt reasons!

If you're going to give up some salt, perhaps you should also give up soda. Yes, even diet soda. Diet soda has 2% of your daily intake of salt based on a 2000 calorie per day diet. If you are trying to switch to a heart healty diet of 1800 mg of salt per day, I'd suggest doubling that to get a sense of how close you are to reaching your goal.

I'm sure you're thinking that 2% or even 4% of your daily value is not that bad. Except you probably didn't realize this means that you are actually drinking 8% of your daily value in one can. There are two servings per 12 oz can.

If you start thinking in terms of how many of these 6oz servings are in a refillable cup or a 32 oz serving that is now the norm, you are in trouble if you are trying to cut your level of sodium!

The anti-soda sentiment is on the upswing. I haven't even begun to expound upon all the harmful chemicals in the soda we drink. Drinking regular soda isn't better. Have a read of this article from Yahoo Health, 3 Shocking Soda Facts .

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