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jmalloy06
04-22-2015, 05:23 PM
My main goal is to build muscle mass while getting rid of the minute amount of fat I have left. I'm sure, at my current pace, I get a fair amount more than the recommended daily value. I'm generally a healthy eater, and I don't really understand if there's a correlation between fat and sodium or muscle mass and sodium.

Any help is appreciated.

digistp
04-22-2015, 05:34 PM
you will be better off with higher (3g+) intake than lower (<1.5g)

if you care about long term health, try to keep K:Na at least 1:1

ShyGuyXS
04-22-2015, 05:38 PM
if you care about long term health, try to keep K:Na at least 1:1

This.

As long is your sodium intake isn't too low and well-balanced with potassium, it's all good. You don't have to go by the RDI (and I'm sure some of the people here don't, either).

jmalloy06
04-22-2015, 05:41 PM
you will be better off with higher (3g+) intake than lower (<1.5g)

if you care about long term health, try to keep K:Na at least 1:1

I've read about that 1:1 ratio before. But how do I know how much potassium I'm taking in?

digistp
04-22-2015, 06:20 PM
I've read about that 1:1 ratio before. But how do I know how much potassium I'm taking in?
www.cronometer.com

nicholina
04-22-2015, 07:14 PM
There is no relationship between sodium and fat storage

blackout3
04-22-2015, 08:49 PM
you will be better off with higher (3g+) intake than lower (<1.5g)

if you care about long term health, try to keep K:Na at least 1:1

Would you be able to elaborate on the bold? Are you saying a moderate to high intake is better than an extremely low intake, or are you saying the higher the intake the better?

digistp
04-22-2015, 08:56 PM
Are you saying a moderate to high intake is better than an extremely low intake
yes