Sodium / Sulfur / Zinc
In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about the health benefits of sodium, sulfur and zinc.
Sodium: Sodium can help to maintain proper balance between water and the blood PH. Sodium deficiencies are rare, however people who have high blood pressure and are in low sodium diet and take diuretics might be deficient in sodium. Sodium deficiencies can cause confusion, dehydration, dizziness, depression, muscular weakness, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, seizures, infections and nausea. Large amount of sodium can cause potassium deficiency, kidney and liver problems, high blood pressure, water retention and weight gain. Most foods contain sodium, however excessive amount of sodium can cause potassium deficiency that can lead to heart problems.
Sulfur: Sulfur helps the body to fight against bacteria and toxic substances; Sulfur can protect the body against harmful effects of radiation and pollution and slows down the aging process. Sulfur is good for healthy hair, skin and nails. Sulfur can be found in cabbage, egg, fish, garlic, soybeans, onions, meat, kale and wheat.
Zinc: Zinc promotes the body’s immune system and fights with the formation of free radicals in the body. Zinc’s antioxidant capability is comparable to vitamin C, E and beta-carotene. Zinc can reduce the symptoms of colds and flues and increase the absorption of vitamin A. Zinc deficiencies can cause fatigue, slow wound healing, hair loss, high levels of cholesterol, infertility, colds, flues, infections and memory problems. Zinc can be found in egg yolks, dulse, fish, soybeans, yeast, seafood and whole grain. Herbals such as parsley, nettle, fennel seed, alfalfa, chamomile sage and wild yam contain zinc.