Recommended Sodium Intake

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Pre-made and prepackaged meals from supermarkets and restaurants contain salt in order to taste better. As a result, many Americans high-sodium foods without even knowing the amount of sodium they're taking in. 

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the average daily sodium intake for Americans is 3,400 milligrams. This varies depending on an individual’s health condition as certain demographic groups are sensitive to sodium’s blood-pressure-raising effects which require only 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily.  Processed foods and prepackaged meals are usually overloaded with sodium so the best option is to check the product’s nutrition label every time you’re making a purchase.

In a world where everything is processed and pre-made, monitoring our sodium intake can be challenging. So it is important to check the product label when purchasing ready-to-eat meals and prepackaged food products in the supermarket.

But do not overdo it. Getting too little sodium can wreak havoc on your body. Eat sodium-rich foods and take supplements, if needed. Bentonite clay is rich in sodium, calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals that, when ingested, can act as a supplement that replaces the missing nutrients needed by the body. Also, it is also known as an effective detoxification tool that remove toxins from the body.

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