Sodium in Pork
Article by Diet Bites
Bacon, a Salty Little Porker
Three strips or slices hold an impressive 439 milligrams of salt. This data is based on thin strips, therefore if the bacon is thick-sliced, the values will be significantly increased. Because thick sliced is about two-times the size of regular, the amount of salt could potentially be doubled.
Swelled Belly, Caused by Fat or Bloat?
Take note of the size of your belly the next time that you eat foods that are extreme in sodium content.
And unfortunately, if you enjoy bacon and other pork products such as bologna, spareribs and ham - these foods are packed with salt. In fact, sodium is part of the curing process.
If shortly afterwards you notice that your belly as well as your hands, feet and face appear fuller - and your hands aren't as dexterous as usual, it's most likely due to sodium overload.
Ill Health Effects of Excess Sodium Intake
1. Bloating and swelling which creates pressure on our internal organs.
2. Blood pressure is impacted negatively, generally increasing.
3. Water retention issues. This equals more pounds on the bathroom scales which Diet Bites refers to as 'false weight gain'. These will require 1-several days to dissipate.
Eating the following foods may assist in releasing the retained water more quickly: melon, asparagus, beets and celery.
4. Significant increase in thirst.
Sodium in Bacon, Spareribs, Pork Tenderloin, Ham
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