As a man, you do face age-related hormonal changes. They may not be as drastic and as sudden as the changes a woman experiences during menopause, but you do experience a gradual change over a long period of time. And this change can take a real toll on your health.
With all the heat and humidity, it’s easy for people to become dehydrated and crucial minerals like potassium and sodium to become dangerously out of balance. It’s important to keep the right balance of these two minerals to maintain good energy, muscle and nerve function. Let me explain.
We need to be aware of how much salt we’re taking in daily to ensure that we stay near a healthy level.
However, a “healthy level” for salt intake has become a controversial subject. The FDA states we should keep our salt intake levels under 2400 mg a day while the World Health Organization states an unbelievably high 6,000 mg a day! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends about 1200-1500 mg is best if you are over the age of 50. Who’s right?