Human body needs sodium in a small amount to function properly. This mineral helps regulate fluid levels in the human body, and helps transmit nerve impulses. It has influence on relaxation and contraction of muscles.
Most of the people are getting far more sodium than is recommended. Excess of sodium can cause high blood pressure and swelling of the neural tissues and nerves. Sodium deficiency is rare, but when it occurs, it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, headache, weakness, low blood pressure.
Sodium can be found in a wide variety of foods, but common table salt is the best known source of sodium.

Freshly squeezed juices are low in sodium, and they are good for people with high blood pressure and for other people who need to watch their sodium intake. Check out our low sodium recipes page, and find out which juices have the lowest sodium content.

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