The body uses sodium to regulate the amount of bodily fluid and to help the nervous and muscular systems function properly. Eating salt, either as a manufacturing additive in processed foods or through the standard salt shaker on most dining tables, is one of the primary ways we get essential sodium in our diets. However, problems can arise when the human body takes into too much salt.
Most people consuming too much sodium will find they are more thirsty than usual. The body needs extra fluids to help flush out the excess amount of sodium and restore its natural balance. As more salt is consumed, the thirstier you will become until the excess sodium is washed out of your body.
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