The daily recommendation for sodium intake (salt) is 1700mg per day. That is the amount in one level teaspoon, Lunch meats and canned foods are very high in their sodium content, which is used to act as a preservative and should be avoided. Fresh produce and meats are preferable.
The best preventative measure for constipation is ingestion of a packet of Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal (not steel cut). Packets come in multiple flavors (blueberry, maple walnut, peach, etc). Follow instructions to prepare. Fruit of any kind can be added before or after for additional benefit.
Muscle spasms usually dissipate rapidly. Here are some tips on treating them.
A) Stretch muscle for several minutes.
B) Drink 2 (two) 8 (eight) ounce glasses of water.
C) Apply heating pad to affected area until spasms disappear.
Most muscle spasms (cramps) are due to muscle dehydration and not to deficiencies of calcium or potassium.
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