Reflections of COPD/Asthma – ‘Nutrition’, Part 7 is ‘Sodium & Potassium’

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When I began my travels and battles with COPD/Asthma I knew that it was important to learn what and when I could to better understand as much about COPD and Asthma so I would always be up to date as to what I was up against.

I also felt that as a member of the COPD/Asthma nation, it was important to continually share information that may possible help even one other person in their own battles with COPD/Asthma.

With that, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ will cover a variety of topics to help both inform and refresh the knowledge of all that goes with battling COPD and/or Asthma.

Today we discuss or refresh your knowledge about ‘Sodium & Potassium’ with the seventh of a ten-part series on ‘Nutrition’.

‘Nutrition’ is vitally important for any person with COPD as having a proper diet will go a long way in protecting the lung function needed for breathing.

Dealing with Sodium and Potassium – –

}} Try to consume less than 1 teaspoon or 2,300 mg of sodium per day.

}} Make your diet salt-less except what is already in most processed foods.

}} Prepare foods with little salt and choose to eat potassium-rich foods which would include fruits and vegetables.  Consider finding alternatives for salt in recipes, such as using seasonings from the Mrs. Dash collection.

}} Remember that salt found in salt shakers is made up of sodium and chloride.

}} Remember that excess salt can even make it more difficult to have an efficient kidney.

}} Watching sodium intake daily is vitally important especially if you have problems beyond just your lungs like high blood pressure, heart problems or are taking any kind of steroids.

‘COPD Travels’ will continue talking nutrition beyond the diet/meal itself with upcoming discussions on areas involving food safety and physical conditioning.

REFLECTION QUESTION – Do you have any special methods to help watch the amount of sodium and potassium within your diet?

If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave them under the comment section of wheezingaway.com.  Thanx.

As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.

ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer – reprint or use by written permission only.)

To follow more postings written by Mr. William, feel free to check out either wheezingaway.com or on Facebook at COPD Travels.

(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)

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