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Sports drinks contain trivial amounts of potassium. For example, one US gallon of Gatorade contains 480 mg of potassium, which is roughly comparable to a single banana and much less than a sweet potato. The US RDA for potassium is 4700 mg per day, so you could safely drink 10 gallons per day if you consumed nothing else. The dangers of potassium are vastly ...


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In general, the best thing to eat before surgery is absolutely nothing. This is done to reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia, as your swallowing reflex doesn't work right under general anesthesia. Your doctor may have specific instructions to the contrary, so ask them.


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Salt that is meant for human consumption refers to sodium chloride. Both table salt and salt tablets contain sodium chloride and not just sodium. They can both contain other naturally present or added minerals. Table salt usually refers to rock salt, which is obtained from underground mines. It should contain at least 97% of sodium chloride and can also ...


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According to Thought.co, table salt is 97-99% sodium chloride: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-table-salt-604008 with common additives being potassium iodide and sodium fluoride, and anti-caking agents: Calcium aluminosilicate Calcium carbonate Calcium silicate Fatty acid salts (acid salts) Magnesium carbonate Magnesium oxide Silicon dioxide Sodium ...


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During dialysis only about 10 percent of the blood is outside your body at any given time, while the rest continues to circulate. If the blood flows at 600mL/min, then it doesn't take very long to clean 5 liters (say 8 min). So why aren't you done that quickly? There are three reasons: Each time cleaned blood is returned, it mixes with the waste-filled ...


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