The salt on your table isn’t there just to make your food taste better. Table salt is a compound of two chemical elements essential for our bodies: sodium and chlorine. Sodium is an especially important element, as it affects blood pressure and the overall workings of our bodies. But don’t pour it on. A little sodium goes a long way.
In this lesson you will:
- Measure sodium using milligrams
- Read food labels and check out serving sizes and sodium content of foods
- Practice keeping track of your daily sodium intake
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