Chlorine (Chloride) - Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources
Acid/Alkaline :: Acid-forming
What is Chlorine?Chlorine is one of the most important minerals in the blood, along with sodium, potassium, and calcium. Chlorine (Chloride) helps keep the amount of fluid inside and outside of cells in balance. It also helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of body fluids. Most of the chloride in the body comes from table salt (sodium chloride) in the diet. Chloride is absorbed by the intestine during food digestion. Any excess chloride is passed out of the body through the urine.
Uses and Benefits of Chlorine
Recommended Dosage of Chlorine
The minimum Recommended Dosage Allowance of Chlorine are :-
Deficiency Symptoms of Chlorine
Toxicity: Very toxic in even slightly higher amounts. Symptoms are weakness, confusion and coma.
Rich Food Sources of Chlorine
Coconut, avocados, dates, turnips, lettuces, kale, kelp/dulse, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, apricots, orange juice, pineapple, watercress, raw white cabbage, spinach, asparagus, cucumbers, parsnips, carrots, onions. In cooked dried beans and peas, and sea salt, etc.
Toxic sources: Water supplies
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