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Old 01-21-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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I do not use salt on my foods as I am worried about sodium. I use a lot of pepper though. Is this bad for me?
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Actually, I think I heard that pepper has some antioxidents in it.
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I do not use salt on my foods as I am worried about sodium. I use a lot of pepper though. Is this bad for me?
You have a heart condition that you cut sodium?

Other wise its very important in the support of muscle contractions and nerve transmissions.
As far as pepper.
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You have a heart condition that you cut sodium?

Other wise its very important in the support of muscle contractions and nerve transmissions.
As far as pepper.
I agree, too many people are overly concerning themselves with sodium and fats.

@ jack3d- Admittedly, though, there is natural sodium even in basic foods; once you start training, however, that may not be enough and extra may be needed.
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I agree, too many people are overly concerning themselves with sodium and fats.

@ jack3d- Admittedly, though, there is natural sodium even in basic foods; once you start training, however, that may not be enough and extra may be needed.
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Pepper is an antioxidant so therefore it should not harm you.
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The only case I'm aware of when black pepper is contra-indicated is when an individual has issues with kidney stones and has a higher than normal level of oxalate in their blood. Calcium oxalate is a primary building block of the stones and some renal specialists believe eating fewer oxalate containing foods will help.

As to salt and sodium, how much are you getting on a daily basis? Without Na+ the body cannot trigger the depolarization of nerves and muscle contraction in balance with Ca++ and K+
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I use lots of pepper. I love the taste of it. It is a good source of antioxidants.
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