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What Is Chlorine We Find In Foods?

Chlorine exists naturally in foods. It is a major mineral. Most chlorine you get from your diet comes in the form of chloride, also known as sodium chloride or salt. Chlorines main task in your body to maintain the balance of fluids.

The body’s supplies of chlorine can rapidly deplete when excessive perspiration reduces the fluid content of the body.

Stored chlorides can become dangerously low in periods of vomiting or diarrhea.

Chlorine/Chloride In Food

Chlorine is present in foods. It’s found naturally in different vegetables, like tomatoes and olives. But the chlorine you get through your diet is mostly in the form of chloride, most of which comes from the amount of salt, or sodium chloride, you eat. (source 🗗)

Why Do We Need Chlorine/Chloride

We need chloride for forming digestive juices in the stomach and maintaining the correct balance of fluids in your body. (source 🗗)

Chlorine is also widely used to disinfect drinking-water. (source 🗗)

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I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!