Recommended Dietary Intakes
Adults - 920 - 2300 mg
Is Essential For...
Most of the sodium we
receive is from table salt, processed foods, soft drinks, meats, shellfish, condiments,
snack foods, food additives, and over-the-counter laxatives.
We generally consume far
too much sodium. It is more likely that we consume excessive sodium than too little.
Excessive sodium intake can result in high
blood pressure, potassium deficiency, liver and kidney disease.
Keeping sodium intake
within reasonable limits is critical for long-term health.
Deficiency Can Cause...
(Overexertion can cause