Reducing Sodium Intake

Sodium is an important electrolyte mineral necessary for many functions in your body. It has an important role in maintaining water balance within cells, and is involved in proper functioning of both nerve impulses and muscles within your body. When a muscle cell receives a signal from a nerve telling it to fire, that muscle cell responds […]

Kale, lentils, and brown rice

Making Sense of Minerals

Dietary minerals are chemical elements required by living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen that are present in almost all organic molecules. Many elements are essential in relative large quantities: you need to consume 200 milligrams or more of them each day. These “bulk minerals” or macro-minerals in order of […]