We’ve come a ways from the “salt is scary” nutrition mindset of the 80s but many of you are still wondering if higher sodium intake is actually helpful or even necessary. What’s interesting is that sodium is actually a vital mineral for our brains and nervous system in terms of how it conducts information. It’s also of note that sodium is an important player in mood, energy and inflammation. In this episode I break down how our nervous system utilizes sodium and how it impacts how we feel each day whether that’s low energy, sugar cravings or low stamina to workouts. I also cover what nutrition strategies or hormone imbalances may require extra sodium - as well as when we need to be mindful of getting too much.
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