Catering Glossary

electrolyte defined nutrition

A nutritional plan in which electrolyte content is defined. 

In the human body, minerals absorbed from foods act as electrolytes and play a role in the maintenance of relative pressure in the body and during metabolic processes. Electrolyte-defined nutrition is presribed for sufferers of kidney and liver complaints and of high blood pressure. 

Examples of this type of nutrition are:

  • low-sodium
  • low-potassium
  • high-potassium
  • phosphate-reduced
  • low-calcium
  • high-calcium