Chloride in the Diet
What food source is the nutrient found in?
Table salt and salty foods, such as olives, are the most
concentrated sources of chloride. Table salt is known chemically as
sodium chloride. Chloride is also found in moderate amounts in these foods:
vegetables, especially tomatoes
How does the nutrient affect the body?
Chloride works closely with the other electrolyte minerals,
to provide certain functions in the body.
They help maintain the body's acid-base balance.
They are crucial in keeping the body's fluids in balance.
They also help transmit nerve impulses or signals.
Chloride is key in keeping the stomach's digestive
fluids working as they should. This helps to break down food and with the
absorption of nutrients.