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Old 01-05-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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White Castle raises BP

I have been eating almost no salt or processed foods for a while & my BP has been lower, but I wasnt sure if that was why.

I was on a road trip this weekend, and coming home last night we stopped at White Castle since we cant get them where i live

I bought a 30 pack, ate some on the way home & some more this morning

It's official, consumption of sliders raises my BP by about 15/8

 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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Re: White Castle raises BP

It could be the travel as well. Other factors could have come into play.

 
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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Re: White Castle raises BP

I just looked at the nutrition info for Whitey's. It's not as bad as I would have expected. I'll have to eat there more often. A single White Castle without cheese is 135 mg, a double is 200mg. The cheese only adds 20 calories, but 115 mg of sodium. So, cheeseburgers need to be avoided. The Fries are only 15 mg. If you keep the portion sizes reasonable, this doesn't look too bad.

Let's see... 2 doubles and an order of fries = 595 calories and 415 mg sodium. Not too bad. Fat is a little high. But, this would be a convenient quick meal that wouldn't screw with a low sodium diet.

Now, eating a whole 30 pack of single's would be 4200 calories w/ 4050 mg sodium. Or, even worse, 30 pack of cheeseburgers... 4800 calories w/ 7500 mg of sodium.

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Old 01-05-2005, 11:57 AM   #4
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Re: White Castle raises BP

Well, I got the cheeseburgers

Ate 9 in 150 miles, 20 total so far since last night

They are like lays chips, you cant stop with one

So thats 5000 mg plus the 600 mg for the sandwich & soda i got from the truck stop vending machine for lunch yesterday, so i've had at least 5600 mg of sodium in the last 24 hours

I guess I will have to freeze the last 10 for a while

All this eating hotel food & sitting on my rear all day & not working out I gained 6 lb in 4 days

 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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Re: White Castle raises BP

They are called sliders for more reasons than one. I'm surprised you didn't suffer the consequences in more ways than just the sodium and calories. ;-)

 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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Re: White Castle raises BP

Well, we did have to open the windows of the truck a few times for fresh air

But it wasnt as bad as it was when I was young & stupid & we would get a case of little kings to go along with the sliders - the results of that combo should be classified as a deadly weapon

 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:23 PM   #7
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Re: White Castle raises BP

Hey Axe, we hit Cincinnati at rush hour, I know my BP was up then

 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:29 PM   #8
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Re: White Castle raises BP

We all have vices that raise our B/P from time to time.... Enjoy!!!

 
Old 01-06-2005, 06:25 AM   #9
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Re: White Castle raises BP

I got slightly different numbers:
For one WC cheeseburger:

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99


Total Fat 11g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 361mg

So for 30:
6600 calories
330 grams of fat (ecch....3/4 POUND OF SATURATED GREASE! )
10,830 mg. Sodium

Do they give you a bottle of thiazide with each order...or a stomach pump?

I had my first and last White Castle about 40 years ago and my only response was a wide-eyed: "You GOTTA be kidding me!"

Mr. Mojo,
One thing you can be certain of: you don't have a bad gallbladder!

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Old 01-06-2005, 10:05 AM   #10
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Re: White Castle raises BP

10830mg... WOW

I think that would raise anyone's bp

I finished them off last night & then self medicated with 2 glasses of scotch - that brought my BP back to what is "normal" for me

everything is mostly back to normal this AM

One other thing I have noticed, if i can actually get 8 hours of sleep it helps my BP - of course i never can

 
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Re: White Castle raises BP

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I got slightly different numbers:
For one WC cheeseburger:

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99


Total Fat 11g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 361mg
Just curious... Where did you get those numbers? I got mine directly from the White Castle website which lists the following for a cheeseburger:

Calories 160
Calories from fat 90
Total fat 9 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 250 mg

In either case, 30 of them is obviously excessive.

It's almost like your numbers include 2 slices of cheese. Wait, isn't there half a slice of cheese on a WC cheeseburger? Perhaps there used be a full slice? The cheese adds 2g fat + 115 mg sodium. And, that would pretty much explain the difference.

Pal

 
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