Shake Your Sodium Habit With Isagenix

Your body needs sodium. It’s a mineral that is essential for normal nerve and muscle function. Sodium is also critical for helping your body regulate fluid balance. However, despite the important role sodium plays in supporting health, it is one of the top three dietary components we should limit according to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Continue reading →

Why Electrolytes Are So Important

When you sweat you lose more than just water, you lose vital electrolytes. Refueling and rehydrating after intense training is second nature for some athletes. However, not everyone realizes the importance of replenishing key electrolytes lost through perspiration, and that it can make or break performance. Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, are electrically charged minerals that travel through the blood and extracellular fluid. They regulate the body’s hydration, blood pH, blood Continue reading →

Overweight Teens Who Eat Lots of Salty Foods Age Faster

When a slice of pizza or a burrito contains more than a day’s supply worth of sodium, it’s easy to see how growing teens can get too much. Their ravenous appetites often leave home freezers and pantries empty of these common packaged foods on a weekly basis. Now a new study is finding that, when paired with obesity, these salty food-eating teens might be speeding up the shortening of telomeres, which is a marker of cellular aging. The findings were presented as an abstract at the American Continue reading →

Sodium – Not Too Much, But Not Too Little

Do you meticulously read every food label you come across, looking for those milligrams of sodium, and then shun any item that may push you over the 1,500 milligram mark? A new report put out by an Institute of Medicine (IOM) expert committee may offer some reprieve from trying to keep sodium intake extremely low. In the report, the committee examines the body of evidence behind sodium consumption and what the magic number is to best support health. After reviewing the available research, Continue reading →