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Sodium in the Water Softening
Last Updated: 02/12/2011
Is the sodium added to softened water a problem for people to drink?

Only if a person is on an extremely restrictive diet, he should drink neither hard nor
softened water. Under these conditions, he should use reverse osmosis, or distilled
water for drinking and cooking. For a normal person, the small amount of sodium in
water is not a problem or concern. Especially when compared to other foods.

Even hard water may contain appreciable amounts of sodium. To determine the amount
a complete analysis of the water is necessary. It is important to note that about 2/3 of the
daily water intake of the individual is through food and only about 1/3 water itself.

SODIUM CONTENT OF COMMON FOODS IN A TYPICAL DAILY DIET


 The Food
 Amount   Milligrams of Sodium



 Milk
   2 cups
   226


 Eggs   1 Medium Size
   56


 Steak   6 ounces
   110


 Bread
   2 slices
   278


 Cereal   1/2 cup
   21


 Potatoes   1 small
   30


 Green Salad 1oz French Dressing
   1 serving
   30


 Vegetables (other)
   3 servings
   120


 Fruit
   2 servings
   50


 Fruit (citrus)
   1 serving
   6


 Water after typical water softener
   8 ounces
   25 average


















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