Sodium in Popeyes Large Reb Beans & Rice
The human body uses sodium to control blood pressure and blood volume. Sodium is also needed for your muscles and nerves to work properly. Healthy adults should limit sodium intake to 2,300 mg PER DAY. Adults over 50 or with high blood pressure should have no more than 1,500 mg PER DAY. Those with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, and kidney disease may need much lower amounts.
The specific amount of sodium intake recommended for infants, children, and adolescents is not clear. Eating habits and attitudes about food formed during childhood are likely to influence eating habits for life.
Too much sodium in the diet may lead to:
- High blood pressure in some people.
- A serious build-up of fluid in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidney disease.
THE SALTIEST FAST FOOD CULPRITS IN AMERICA
Some single items hold more sodium than an adult needs for an entire day!
* In 2010, the fast food industry generated total revenue of 184 billion U.S. dollars in more than 300,000 restaurants employing 3.9 million people.
* According to one study, a household earning $60,000 a year eats the most fast food, and one bringing in $80,000 is actually more likely to have it their way than one with $30,000.
* Researchers surveyed 349 children ages 1-17 who dined at fast food restaurants in New York City, and found that nutrition facts posted in the restaurant did not lead to lower-calorie purchases.
* Eighty-four percent of parents reported taking their child to a fast food restaurant at least once a week; 66% reported going to McDonald's in the past week.