Lost your appetite? Has the food lost its taste? Thirsty? The skin has lost its firmness and elasticity, and drowsiness and fatigue have bec...
Lost your appetite? Has the food lost its taste? Thirsty? The skin has lost its firmness and elasticity, and drowsiness and fatigue have become faithful companions. You may have a lack of sodium in your body. We will tell you how to make up for it.
Sodium is a macronutrient responsible for the passage of nerve impulses and regulates water balance in the body. Almost all food products contain sodium, but its greatest amount enters the body along with table salt.
The daily sodium intake is 550 mg.
Sodium in food
Foods with a high sodium content:
You don't need to eat too much salty - eat the foods from the list in moderation. Also, don't forget about their calorie content.
Lack of sodium: symptoms and possible causes
Signs of sodium deficiency: apathy, nervous tension, convulsions and tremors of the extremities, general weakness, rapid fatigue, gastrointestinal disturbances, decreased blood pressure, heart palpitations, dry skin, hair loss.
Possible causes of sodium deficiency: fasting, salt-free diet, vegetarian diet, adrenal dysfunction, increased sweating, use of diuretics, laxatives.
Eat sodium-rich foods on a regular basis so that you don't feel a lack of this macronutrient. And salty can be useful!