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Steps to eating the right amount of salt

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We’re constantly told that we need to eat less salt, but sodium is still an essential nutrient. What’s the right amount for you each day? What steps can you take to ensure you’re not getting too much? Knowing the answers to these questions can help you with proper sodium consumption.

Why is sodium necessary?

Sodium has several different functions throughout the body. First, it works together with potassium to maintain fluid balance in your cells by passing back and forth through cell membranes as needed. Without sodium, your body wouldn’t be able to stay hydrated.

The mineral also plays a key role in heart and muscle function. Because it is an electrically charged particle, sodium allows electricity to move through your cells. This is what keeps your heart beating and your muscles moving. Low sodium can result in an irregular heartbeat, as well as muscles that are cramped and sore.

How much do you need?

The absolute maximum amount of sodium recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is 2,300 mg. However, you should limit your

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