Kate's Cuisine

Jun 12 2009

Sodium

Sodium, also known as salt, is something that gets a very bad rep when talking about different food and nutrients but some sodium in our diets is essential to our well-being. This is because sodium helps control things such as water and electrolyte levels, and it’s also needed for muscle and nerve activity. Sodium is also required so that our bodies can absorb certain nutrients.

However, the problem with sodium is that today’s salty and highly processed foods often mean that we get way too much sodium, far more than the 1500mg/day. Sodium is usually found in processed food but can also be found in meat, soy sauce, table salt, and bread.

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