Electrolytes 4 - Chloride and Calcium

Electrolytes 4: Chloride & CalciumSeaweed

Chloride

The major anion (negatively charged ion) outside cells. Chloride also maintains a normal level of fluids in the body.

Chloride is obtained primarily from salt, such as standard table salt or sea salt. It is also contained in most foods, especially the vegetables. Seaweeds (such as dulse and kelp), olives, rye, lettuce, tomatoes, and celery are some examples of good chloride-containing foods.

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Calcium

Calcium is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of bones and teeth, and calcium requirements must be met throughout life. Requirements are greatest during periods of growth, such as childhood, during pregnancy and when breast-feeding. Long-term calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, in which the bone deteriorates and there is an increased risk of fractures.

Foods you will find calcium in are most dairy products, cheese, fish, broccoli, soya, eggs.