Sodium is an electrolyte and plays an important role in bodily function, it is the primary electrolyte that regulates fluid levels outside of the cells in your body. The minimum recommended daily intake of sodium is 1500 milligrams, failure to reach this level has been associated with muscle cramps which can interrupt training, sleep and day to day life. However in western society too little sodium is rarely an issue, the major concern is with diets that have to high a sodium content. Daily intake levels of over 2300 milligrams can contribute to high blood pressure and foods high in sodium should be eaten with some caution. Foods that are high in sodium include table salt, processed foods, condiments and chips.

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