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The Pros and Cons of Sodium

Sodium is a mineral that occurs naturally in some foods – but most of the time, it gets added to our diets through processed items and an enthusiastic overuse of the salt shaker. However, while sodium can seem ‘bad,’ it’s an essential nutrient that keeps our bodies functioning properly, says Katie Eliot, Ph.D., RDN, an associate professor with the...

Where Everything’s Just Brine

Whether you’re having a cup o’ joe at Maria’s Cafe, a cold one at the Cimarron Saloon or a look-see at the city museum, you have the Freedom to step back in time in Oklahoma’s smallest city. “Freedom takes you back to the old days,” says Roger Gagnon, manager of the Cargill solar salt plant seven miles west. “It’s where...