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.
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 [...]
Overweight teens who also eat a high-sodium diet have shorter telomeres, study finds. When a slice of pizza or a burrito contains more than a day’s supply worth of sodium, it’s easy to [...]
A new IOM report stresses the importance of not consuming excessive sodium, but also not consuming too little sodium. Do you meticulously read every food label you come across, looking for those milligrams of [...]