Sodium Chloride – Salt

Salt

UK – 2400mg (Female), 2400mg (Males)

USA – 1500mg (Female), 1500mg (Males)

Needed For: Used for helping to control the balance of fluids in the body.

The problem most of us face is not that we get to little Sodium, but that we have too much. An excess can lead to high blood pressue, heart disease and heart attacks.

Found In: Salt, processed foods, savoury snacks. It also occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables.

To avoid an excess try not to add salt to your food at the dinner table and limit the amounts you use in cooking.

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