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1. Helps with absorption of
glucose and some amino acids
What does sodium do?
2. Required for muscle and nerve functioning
3. Helps with water balance
How do I get sodium?
Cheese & Dairy products
Many sources of
Especially in foods like...
sodium used for
(Table Salt/Sodium Chloride)
(Baking Soda/Sodium Bicarbonate)
Sodium is used as:
So once I
It is absorbed by active transport into the small and large intestine
& is Usually found in the
the excess is excreted through the kidneys!
but if you get too much...
Sodium is lost
through feces and
How do I
know how much sodium to eat?
the DRI is between 1500-2300mg per day
IF you are healthy!
97% of the
to exceed this...
if the person has
3.) Chronic Kidney
your body only needs
200 mg of sodium a
day to function
Why is it
Because it increases your
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
Many other undesirable side effects
if excessive amounts of SODIUM are consumed...
it can even lead to...
serious buildup of fluid
Congestive heart failure
In addition to this...
sodium consumption is possibly linked with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
reduction in sodium
decreased CVD risk
in older adults
& those with high blood pressure
Yes, but rare.
do excessive sweating,
Does anyone ever
deficient in sodium?
So don't forget...
to keep an eye out
to make sure that you
and are able to
Morrison, A. & Ness, R. Sodium Intake and Cardiovascular Disease, Annual Review of Public Health, 32, 71-86.