What you find in your salt shaker is sodium chloride, a chemical compound made up of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Salt is often fortified with iodine, a necessary nutrient for metabolism
Who needs it?
Sodium is an essential nutrient, which means we all need a little to keep our bodies running smoothly. Sodium helps with important tasks like:
- Regulating fluids
- Balancing electrolytes
- Keeping nerves and muscles functioning
- Transporting glucose and amino acids across cell membranes