Vegetables High In Sodium

What is sodium and why do we need it?

Sodium is one of the important elements which the body needs to function properly,the body uses sodium to control blood pressure and blood volume, It also needs sodium for our muscles and nerves to work correctly. Research shows that consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, fluid retention,cirrhosis of the liver, therefore extreme care must be taken when adding sodium to your diet! In this post we will be covering Vegetables high in sodium.

Vegetables High In Sodium

S.No Size Description Sodium
1 100 g Chard 213 mg
2 100 g Artichoke 94 mg
3 100 g Celery 80 mg
4 100 g Spinach 79 mg
5 100 g Beetroot 78 mg
6 100 g Beet greens 78 mg
7 1pc Sweet potato 71.5 mg
8 100 g Carrots 69 mg
9 100 g Turnip 67 mg
10 100 g Turnip greens 67 mg
11 100 g Parsley 56 mg
12 100 g Glebionis coronara 53 mg
13 100 g Fennel 52 mg
14 100 g Coriander 46 mg
15 100 g Chicory 45 mg
16 100 g Water cress 41 mg
17 100 g Radishes 39 mg
18 100 g Kale 38 mg
19 100 g Corn 35 mg
20 100 g Broccoli rabe 33 mg
21 100 g Mint 31 mg
22 100 g Lettuce 28 mg
23 100 g Leek 20 mg

Side effects of consuming too much sodium

  • Edema (Swelling)
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Stomach cancer
  • Bone thinning
  • Kidney stones
  • Decreased brain function
  • Dehydration
  • Hypertension
  • Water retention

Facts about sodium

  • Did you know that sodium and potassium both impact blood pressure? A diet rich in potassium helps to counterbalance some of sodium’s harmful effects on blood pressure.
  • Eating less salt is an important way to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
  • To reduce the amount of sodium in your diet, eat less processed food and use less salt while cooking.
  • You should consume no more than 1,500-2300 milligrams of sodium each day.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of the sodium consumed by Americans comes from commercially processed  foods.
  • Approximately 56% of adults in the U.S. (ages 18 years and older) suffer from hypertension.
  • Hypertension can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness.

References:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov

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