Re: Dealing with effects of salty meals
I think I've mentioned this before, but I'll mention it again. I notice no effect, whatsoever, on my blood pressure after eating a salty meal. Now, if I start down that slippery slope of eating junk ALL the time, that typically leads to not working out and a few weeks in I'll see my BP numbers start to creep into a pre-hypertensive range. But, a purely salty meal does not raise my BP at all. Now, sometimes if I drink too much, I'll get a bit bloated and my diastolic tends to raise a bit for a few days... like 120/85 or something.
As far as natural diuretics, I've always been told to drink tons of water w/lemon as well as coffee. It should flush the body out nicely in a day or so. I would say, with almost certainty, that you will not stroke out from occasionally having a junky meal.