Why is sodium important to our bodies?



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    Our bodies cannot make salt.  We are therfore dependent on cunsumption to achieve the proper balance of sodium to run several body processes.  Salt maintains the fluid in our cells, allows nerves and muscles to communicate, and helps our bodies absorp nutrients from the small intestine.  This is a concern especially with athletes that might become dehydrated and need to replenish their electrolytes.  For the general population, however, the problem is taking in too much salt.

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