Foods rich in sodium

How many of us really know the importance of sodium (Na)? What role does this macro element play in maintaining our health? Salt contains 40 percent sodium, which, unlike other minerals, has a pronounced pleasant taste. The body needs Na as a substance that regulates water balance and blood pressure. In addition, it helps to ensure the normal functioning of muscles and nerves, is responsible for muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses, maintains pH balance and the amount of fluid. But excessive sodium intake can lead to hypertension (which creates additional risks for the heart and kidneys) and even cause stomach cancer.

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