Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sodium Content: Chick-Fil-A Nuggets: 01/06/2013

What is in your food? Most people have no idea. However, it is important to have some idea as to what might be in the fast food that you are eating. Even though we all know that fast food is unhealthy and that preparing your own food is a better alternative, it is unrealistic to think that you will never eat at a fast food chain again. So it is important to know what you are eating.

Sodium is known to increase blood pressure, increase blood viscosity, and cause you to retain water. Sodium can cause undesirable health problems in individuals already diagnosed with a heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, or are simply obese or overweight.  Though there are some healthy reasons to increase sodium like after a workout or intense sporting event to regulate blood electrolyte levels, it is not necessary for the average sedentary human to consume 1090 mg of sodium at one sitting.
Learn to live well, know your food!

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