Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by 6SpeedTA95, Jan 18, 2006.
So far I've come up with banana's and graham crackers anything else you guys know of?
Raw unsalted, unroasted almonds or cashews.
Cashews aren't bad...good idea
Are grapes low in sodium? They are a great snack and fill you up!
The sourness bugs me. I canhandle a few grapes, but man more than say 8or 9 of them it makes my jaw hurt.
eeeh, almonds are teh gross, cashews aren't bad though
What about avacado? I read its really good for you lowers BP and cholesterol....anyone else heard that?
Watch out with the sugar from the bananas.
more nutritional info for almost all foods can be found at:
Fruit, veggies? There are various unsalted or low sodium versions of pretzels, baked snack crackers, etc out there. Breakfast cereal too.
Seriously, ba-nay-nays have a high GI and are better PWO. Kashi Go Lean Crunch is awsome for a snack. Tastes awsome dry an even better in a little bit of milk. If you have a problem with sodium then hit the steam room or sauna after your workout. Sweat the remaining sodium out.
Avacado IS healthy but is comes at a price: high natural fat. Aside from black olives it has an extremely high amount of natural fat that is not as good for you as natural fat from nuts.
What is GI and PWO? I'm new to this whole paying attention to my diet thing. Kashi Go Lean Crunch??? I'll look for that...I have a hot tub, maybe spend some more time in that? I work out at home so hitting the sauna is a bit tough.
So bananas are bad?
Yeah I went to totals website they have good cereal
No salt pretzels would be good, I could use some salsa on those, i think salsa is low sodium....
GI= glycemic index. The amount of natural sugar contained in a fruit or veg.
PWO= Post workout
When you workout your body's insulin levels drop. A banana will help bring them normal andkeep you from getting the "carb shakes" from lack of sugar.
Bananas also are high in potassium which is in the salt family, but potassium has been used in the past as a salt substitute.
Also, check your water intake. If you are not drinking AT LEAST a gallon of water a day to flush the system and keep hydrated do that also. I have high BP with a family history of hypertension. I just drink water, stopped smoking and do cardio. I don't watch my sodium intake but can tell when I have had too much caus my fingers swell. I up my water and all is good.
You can get Kashi products at your local Wal-Mart Supercenter.
And that tip about sweating out the sodium ignore it.
Cause you pee it out. Just like you do with excess calories, which is why some people can't gain weight
You do excrete some salts through sweat, yes, but sweating more is not a good way to lower your sodium levels. Or I should say, not a practical way. Better to watch your sodium and stay hydrated in the first place.
drink more water