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Chloride is a type of mineral called and electrolyte, which helps move electrical charges across membranes and helps maintain a normal acid-base balance in the body.
Chloride generally is found with sodium and water in foods and throughout the body.
High Blood Pressure: A high-salt diet increases the risk of developing high blood pressure because of the sodium it contains; some research indicates that the chloride contained in salt also might contribute to high blood pressure.