1. Description: Sodium is a mineral and electrolyte that helps your body to maintain fluid and blood volume to help it function normally. Most sodium in the body is found in blood and lymph.

2. Benefits: Sodium intake can help prevent heat stroke. It also helps our cardiovascular system function, helping to regulate blood pressures within normal ranges. Sodium intake is essential for helping nerves and muscles function properly as well.

3. Fun Fact: Having trouble losing weight? Check your sodium intake. Your body needs sodium to digest carbohydrates.