Sodium

Sodium is one of the body’s electrolytes, it helps maintain fluid balance in the body.

Some functions of sodium are: maintain acid-alkaline balance in the body, contracts muscles, sustains blood pressure, helps transport nerve impulses and transfer nutrients.

Foods rich in sodium include: fish, seaweed, eggs, coconut water, salt, and chard.  Foods with sodium added in are: cheese, hummus, and bread.

Sodium tends to be high in American diets because it’s found in processed foods.

Potassium

Potassium is one of the body’s electrolytes, it helps maintain fluid balance in the body.

Some functions of potassium are: maintain acid-alkaline balance in the body, contracts muscles, helps body utilize protein and nerves conduct impulses.

Foods rich in potassium include: green vegetables, squash, tomatoes, coconut water, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, apricots, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, and artichokes.

Chloride

Chloride is one of the electrolytes that helps with fluid balance in the body.

Some of the functions of chloride are: fluid balance outside of cells, helps form HCL (hydrochloric acid), maintains blood pressure and acid-alkaline balance.

Foods rich in chloride include: seaweed, olives, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, and sea salt.