Sodium Deficiency

Muscle Cramps May Signal a Trace Mineral Deficiency

…mineral deficiency. They can also result from poor circulation, overuse, injury, neurological conditions, and various drugs. But the majority of cases involving cramps, muscle twitches, restless legs, or heart palpitations (remember, the heart is a muscle) can be linked to mineral deficiencies. Muscle…

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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

…counteract the effects of sodium. Potassium-rich foods include bananas, oranges, all green leafy vegetables, whole grains, potatoes (especially the skins), and my favorite sunflower seeds. In fact, a craving for oranges or bananas is often a fairly good indicator that you are deficient in potassium. On the…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…not surprising. Other Health Benefits of Chia In addition to having a high omega-3 content, chia is a good source of protein and calcium, low in sodium, lower in net carbs than other grains, and an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Chia is 16 percent protein, 31 percent fat, and…

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