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What Is The Sodium Content In Your Meals?

Each meal comes with nutrition facts on the label and will indicate sodium. If you're looking for a specific meal, please shoot us an email and we can let you know ahead of time! (hello@petespaleo.com)

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For someone eating 3 meals a day, our sodium level is rather well aligned (barring a few exceptions) with the RDA.
 
Most processed foods and frozen meals made from refined and processed ingredients (not us!) only contain the sodium that was added for seasoning (from salt, probably a poor quality salt too). 
 
Many Paleo foods are rich in sodium, and many other minerals that work in balance with sodium (like magnesium, potassium and calcium) to create balance in the body.
 
The USDA dietary recommendation for sodium is 2,300 mg per day. 
 
While salt recommendations vary between individuals based on age, gender, physical activity, and health conditions, much of the scientific data supports an intake between 3000 and 7000 milligrams of sodium, or 1.5 to 3.5 teaspoons of salt, per day. (This is a great summary of the human need for salt) 
 
People who are quite active or sweat a lot should consume salt on the higher end, and those who are less active may want to consume on the lower end. 
 
Certain conditions require sodium moderation, but for the majority of healthy individuals, salting to taste will provide an appropriate level of sodium in the diet.  
 
The Paleo diet includes many natural sources of sodium including sea vegetables, fish, shellfish, and meat, plus certain plants such as beets, carrots, celery, spinach, and turnips. All these foods are also potassium rich, resulting in cellular balance of these elements.

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