Sodium in meats

Answered on February 09, 2014
Created February 08, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Hi there! I LOVE eating meat, and I am trying to start a new paleo/keto eating habit because I've heard it can really decrease the inflammation associated with ankle pain/healing. I am having a hard time eating meat that is not prepared (i.e. sausages, hot dogs, peperroni, etc.) without eating only steak/pork/eggs/avocado on a paleo/keto diet. (Those things are great, but I do love variety!)

My daily sodium intake is high when I try and include high-fat meats like sausage, natural hot dogs, or peperroni. Any thoughts? Am I over-conscious or is this a real concern? The daily limit I think is 1500 mg and I think I'm closer to 4,000!

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on February 09, 2014
at 12:18 AM

1500mg is a bit low unless you're trying to lower your blood pressure through sodium restriction.

When intakes of sodium less than 2300 mg per day were compared to intakes greater than 2300 mg per day, the “lower sodium intake was statistically significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.”



on February 08, 2014
at 08:28 PM

p.s. Also like I mentioned in my post I am having a hard time finding foods that are variety when I combine keto and paleo (many keto sites tell us to eat things like Cheeses/Dairy/Peanuts, etc.) Does anyone have suggestions or more great keto & paleo friendly foods? I would love to try both! I think they would really help my ankle pain/health. (I have a congential bone defect that causes pain and inflammation called a tarsal coalition.)

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