- EuroFoods name: NACL
- Measurement unit: milligram, mg
- Group: Minerals
In nature sodium occurs mainly as sodium chloride. Sodium is required in body for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscle function, fluid balance and regulation of osmotic pressure. Finnish people consume salt about two times the recommended amount. High salt intake is related to the risk of hypertension and it may cause swelling and renal disorders. In Finland, the main sources of salt are meat products and bread.
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