Salt Intake and Your Fitness
Too Much Or Not Enough Sodium Can Be Bad
When it comes to health and fitness – the public is mostly focused on carbs, protein and fat. But there are other important elements of your daily diet that need to be managed for optimal health and fitness.
When considering salt intake in regards to balanced health and fitness – the public is mostly focused on the main food components of carbs, protein and fat. However, there are other important elements of your daily diet that need to be kept in check for long term health and wellness. One of these elements, sodium (salt), should get more special attention. We’ll do that here in this snappy Q&A article:
QUESTION: “I always hear that eating foods with too much salt is not good for my health and fitness levels, but is it also possible to suffer from not getting enough salt in my daily diet?”
ANSWER: “Absolutely. For your body to function optimally, you need at least 500 milligrams of sodium/salt per day. It’s required by the body for transmitting nerve impulses, helping muscles (including the heart) contract properly and sustaining the body’s pH and fluid balance (both inside the cells and outside) at ideal levels.
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