Written by Diet Bites
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Sodium
Beets - 40 mg per 1/2 cup, boiled
Celery - 50 mg per 1/2 cup, raw
Spinach - 65 mg per 1/2 cup, boiled
Kelp - 65 mg per 1/2 cup, raw
Swiss Chard - 160 mg per 1/2 cup, boiled
Beet Greens - 175 mg per 1/2 cup, boiled
Oysters - 190 mg per 3 ounces, steamed
Shrimp - 195 mg per 3 ounces, steamed
Wakame - 245 mg per 1 ounce, raw
Whelks - 350 mg per 3 ounces, steamed
Deficiency Signs & Symptoms of Sodium
Weakness, apathy, decrease in blood pressure, shock.
Toxicity - Overuse Signs & Symptoms
Bloating, swelling and a decrease in urine output.
Functions in the Body
Sodium is an electrolyte and used in balancing water in the body, in generating electrical messages necessary for muscle contraction and nerve transmission, and to control heart rhythms.