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Created on: 04/03/12 10:26 AM Views: 1502 Replies: 3
Spinach & sodium
Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

A friend just emailed me this question asking for advice. Any answers from you nutrition savvy kickstarters for me to pass along to my friend would be appreciated...thanks!

I have a friend who keeps telling me spinach is SO high in sodium and bad for you...especially those with high blood pressure. Well, what would you say to that?

From things i have read...spinach actually assists with lowering blood pressure due to the potassium (natural blood pressure lower) and Co-enzyme Q10 which does something to help strengthen muscles or soemthing...I guess that's how Popeye got so strong! LOL!!

Anywoo..what would you say to that?

The organic spinach I buy seems to have about 70 per 2 cups.

RE: Spinach & sodium
Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Here is a link about sodium that can help.
http://www.healthyeatingclub.com/info/books-phds/books/foodfacts/html/data/data5a.html

Edited 04/03/12 12:22 PM
RE: Spinach & sodium
Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

catbear wrote:

A friend just emailed me this question asking for advice. Any answers from you nutrition savvy kickstarters for me to pass along to my friend would be appreciated...thanks!

I have a friend who keeps telling me spinach is SO high in sodium and bad for you...especially those with high blood pressure. Well, what would you say to that?

From things i have read...spinach actually assists with lowering blood pressure due to the potassium (natural blood pressure lower) and Co-enzyme Q10 which does something to help strengthen muscles or soemthing...I guess that's how Popeye got so strong! LOL!!

Anywoo..what would you say to that?

The organic spinach I buy seems to have about 70 per 2 cups.

I'm guessing that's 70 mg per 2 cups. Do you know how MUCH 2 cups of spinach is? It's hard to eat that much in a sitting. And, too, it's more about proportion than straight sodium. Look for a balance of potassium and sodium - three to one is good for a healthy balance (if I remember correctly)

--Deb R

RE: Spinach & sodium
Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

As long as I am not over indulging in processed salt laden snacks etc, I wouldn't worry about sodium coming from natural, unprocessed while foods. Also, one wouldn't be eating spinach for every meal (unless we are Popeye! Wink) So I think if we consume a variety of whole foods it shouldn't be something to worry about.

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