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Do You Know the Difference Between Salt and Sodium?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Sodium is an essential mineral and electrolyte your body uses to maintain fluid balance, muscle function and nerve impulses. Salt is a combination of 40% sodium and 60% chloride, another essential mineral


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