ERSOY: Salt‚ we can’t survive without it

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    As ocean water evaporates, salt is left behind along the shoreline on the island of Molokai.

Sodium is an essential nutrient, which means that it’s something that our body can not produce on its own, so we need to consume it. Sodium plays a vital role in the regulation of many of our body’s functions, including fluid balance and acid base balance.