Diet Chloride

Chloride works with potassium and sodium to regulate the flow of fluid in blood vessels and tissues, and to regulate the acidity in the body. It is also present in the stomach as hydrochloric acid. Increased intake of chloride in the form of salt can cause fluid retention, but this is primarily because of the sodium in the salt, not the chloride.

A deficiency of chloride can be caused by fluid loss as a result of excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea. Use of medications such as diuretics can also cause a deficiency.

Importance of Chloride:
maintains the body's acid-base and fluid balance.
essential component of the gastric (digestive) juices.

Good sources of Chloride are: