How much sodium you need

You’re unlikely to need extra sodium in your diet – if anything, most people ingest too much of it in the form of table salt or salt added to tinned foods, nuts and chips. But vigorous exercise in the heat can cause you to lose it through sweating. Prolonged illness, especially diahrroea and vomiting can do the same.
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