Sodium is one of the body’s electrolytes, it helps maintain fluid balance in the body.

Some functions of sodium are: maintain acid-alkaline balance in the body, contracts muscles, sustains blood pressure, helps transport nerve impulses and transfer nutrients.

Foods rich in sodium include: fish, seaweed, eggs, coconut water, salt, and chard.  Foods with sodium added in are: cheese, hummus, and bread.

Sodium tends to be high in American diets because it’s found in processed foods.