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Low sodium diet

If you have high blood pressure or heart, liver, or kidney problems eating too much salt can be bad for you. Look for these words on labels: low-sodium, sodium-free, no salt added, sodium-reduced, or unsalted. Check all labels for how much salt or sodium foods there is per serving. Also, avoid foods that list salt near the top of the list of ingredients. A product with less than 100 mg of salt per serving is good.


Review Date: 3/10/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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