What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

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Food source of chloride

In human body, the chloride ion plays important roles as the major negative ion. In fluids outside the cells, it accompanies sodium and so helps maintain the crucial fluid balances.

The total chloride ion present in the body is about 50 mEg per kg body weight and daily body requirement is about 3 to 10 g as sodium chloride.

The principle food source of chloride is salt, both added and naturally occurring in foods and no known diet lacks chloride. Because salt contains a higher proportion of chloride (by weight) than sodium, chloride recommendations are slightly higher than, but still equivalent to, those of sodium.

It is readily absorbed throughout gastrointestinal tract.
Food source of chloride

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