sodium

Daily Amount Needed

500 mg/day for adults

120 mg for infants

Daily Value recommendation - no more than 2,400 to 3,000 mg/day

Sodium Information

Sodium is required by the body to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. It helps regulate the fluid balance in your body. Sodium also helps in the proper functioning of muscles and nerves.

Many people get far more sodium than they need, which tends to cause health problems.

Different body types need different amounts of sodium.

Fruit Sources:

Sodium occurs naturally in almost all fresh, whole fruits but passionfruit has a significant amount.

Vegetable Sources:

Sodium occurs naturally in almost all fresh, whole vegetables, these have significant amounts:
Amaranth leaves
Artichoke
Broccoli
Beetroot
Bok Choy
Brussels Sprouts
Celeriac
Celery
Fennel
Kale
Spirulina
Spaghetti squash
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard

Nut/Grain Sources:

Most seeds, nuts and grains have some sodium, these have more than others:
Amaranth
Coconut
Pumpkin Seeds
Quinoa
Spelt

Legume Sources:

Most legumes are not a good source of Sodium.
Winged Beans have more than most other legumes.

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