Is sodium a major or trace mineral

Sodium is a major mineral.

Sodium’s main functions are: Needed for proper fluid balance, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction.

Sources of sodium: Table salt, soy sauce; large amounts in processed foods; small amounts in milk, breads, vegetables, and unprocessed meats.

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