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By Yaakov Levine
Chronicle Columnist 

Nutritionally speaking: Sea-salty new year

 

January 9, 2020

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Staying hydrated while maintaining a healthy sodium and trace mineral balance is key to any dietary program. But what is salt?

Sodium chloride (salt) is present in ocean water, and makes up 75% of the "salt" in seawater. In our bodies, salt teams up with potassium – our body's primary intracellular mineral (inside the cells).

Salt is found in extracellular (outside of the cells) tissues. You may have heard about electrolytes which we replace with drinks such as Gatorade (chock full of artificial ingredients) and Recharge (a much healthier version). These electrolytes include salt, potassi...



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