Nutrition is a fundamental aspect of human health. A correct diet can bring countless benefits to the body. For this reason it is very important to pay attention to chlorine, a mineral found in many foods, including common table salt. Care should be taken because many eat too much of it in their diet without knowing that it could create problems with blood pressure and nerve impulses. Here’s what to know about it and the ideal amounts to take.
What is chlorine and what functions it performs for the body
The name chlorine derives from the Greek term that indicates the green color. Chlorine takes on a green color when it is in a gaseous state. It is found mostly dissolved in body fluids and is therefore essential in their regulation. It therefore performs an important regulating function of blood pressure and in the digestive process of proteins.
You can get it from foods such as table salt, tomatoes, celery, olives or lettuce, meat, milk and eggs. Once ingested it is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and then excreted either through sweating or through feces and urine. It is possible to run into a chlorine deficiency in case of excessive sweating or episodes of vomiting and diarrhea.
It is a very vital mineral for the body so it is best not to overdo it or develop a chlorine deficiency.
What are the ideal daily quantities to be taken naturally with food
- 0.18 grams up to 6 months of age;
- 0.57 grams in the first year;
- 1.5 grams between 1 and 3 years;
- 1.9 grams between 4 and 8 years;
- 2.3 grams for the 9-50 age group;
- 2 grams between 51 and 70 years of age;
- 1.8 grams for those over 70.
Care should be taken as many eat too much of it in their diet without knowing that it could create problems with blood pressure and nerve impulses
Problems arise mainly in the case of excess chlorine. This is because the contrary cases are quite rare. An excess of chlorine can occur especially by overdoing it with salt or industrial products. It negatively affects blood pressure and can lead to kidney problems. It can also lead to changes in blood sugar for those with diabetes mellitus. Too low amounts can lead to breathing difficulties and psychomotor defects.
This is why it is also very important in infant feeding. We therefore suggest that you check the suitability of your diet with a specialist doctor in this sector. Recognizing and communicating these symptoms can help the practitioner in choosing the mode of action to ensure a correct intake of chlorine.
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