Presentation on theme: "SODIUM BY: TED GLASS. FUNCTIONS IN THE BODY The body needs a small amount of sodium to: Maintain normal blood pressure Maintain normal functions of nerves."— Presentation transcript:
FUNCTIONS IN THE BODY The body needs a small amount of sodium to: Maintain normal blood pressure Maintain normal functions of nerves Maintain normal functions of muscles
S OME S OURCES OF S ODIUM A RE : Meat pizza White bread Processed cheese Hot dogs Spaghetti /w/ sauce
R ECOMENDED DAILY VALUE You need about 2400 milligrams a day
W HAT HAPPENS IF YOU DONT GET ENOUGH OF THE NUTRIENT Drive blood levels down Muscle cramps Nausea Vomiting Dizziness Shock and Coma
W HAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET TOO MUCH ??? High blood pressure Weak bones Kidney stones
T RIVIA / C OMMENTS /H ISTORICAL I NFORMATION What is the chemical symbol for sodium?? What is the atomic weight of sodium? How many valence electrons does a sodium atom have? What is the main source of sodium in our diet?
A NSWERS ! What is the chemical symbol for sodium?? Na What is the atomic weight of sodium? 23 How many valence electrons does a sodium atom have? 1 What is the main source of sodium in our diet? Salt
R ECIPES Avacado Dip! 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 2 teaspoons chopped onion 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed Cranberry Spritzer 1 quart reduced-calorie cranberry juice 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 quart carbonated water 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup raspberry sherbet 10 lemon or lime wedges
R EFERENCES www.mayoclinic.com www.netrition.com www.nutritionabout.com www.eatingwell.com
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