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Sodium requirements


We take in sodium mainly from salt (sodium chloride), although it also comes to us from food additives like monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking powder and baking soda, sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, and disodium phosphate.


The human body needs some sodium for many purposes, including balancing fluids and regulating blood pressure.



When a physician prescribes some form of sodium restriction, it is usually given in milligrams (mg) per day.




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Sodium requirements

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Processed foods