I keep hearing that we should get 5 gm. of sodium (a.k. a. 2 1/2 tsp. of salt). But I’m wondering whether this should vary per person.
I have never been salt phobic, but it seems to me that a big, tall man who does crossfit and sweats a lot would need much more than a short, small, sedentary somebody who almost never sweat - even in extreme heat.
Does anyone know the about the physiology behind this or have experience with salt being too high?
Just want to make clear, I’m not worried about the heart attack angle, I just want to get to the optimal salt and electrolyte intake for me.