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Old 11-17-2011, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why is the FitDay RDA for sodium set so low??

Here's what the bulk of most websites say about the RDA for sodium:

USRDA of Sodium
The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of sodium is 2,400 milligrams per day. Your doctor may recommend that you consume closer to 2,000 milligrams per day. Remember that this includes table salt as well as salt that is already in foods.

So doctors may recommend 2,000 milligrams of sodium but FitDay says we should be getting 1,300 milligrams??? That's what comes up as the RDA number when I track sodium under Custom Nutrition Goals.

Why is this, FitDay?

All the other numbers for custom tracking appear to be in line with the US RDA's. Why is sodium treated so differently?
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