𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭.
Many people eating a mostly whole-foods diet get adequate potassium, but not sodium.
You should be making an effort to salt your food and get about 1–2 tsp of salt (sodium chloride) per day because sodium is important for:
Nerve and muscle function
Stomach acid production (chloride)
Sodium also interacts with our immune and hormonal systems to balance histamine and help reduce allergies, as well as balance catecholamines and reduce cortisol and support thyroid function.
So, if you are eating a mostly whole-foods diet, and want to optimize health, please add some salt!
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬… If you are sweating excessively obviously 1-2 tsp won’t be sufficient and you need to factor in individual variables. There will never be a blanket recommendation that will be applicable for all humans.
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