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Foods high in sodium (Na+) content

Meat and Other protein foods

Ham, canadian bacon, bacon, luncheon meats, frankfurters, sausages, scrapple, pepperoni, dried beef, chipped beef, corned beef, canned meats, pastrami, canned fish, sardines, herring, lox, anchovies, smoked salmon, caviar, cheese, regular peanut butter, an frozen T.V. dinners.

Vegetables
Sauerkraut or other vegetables prepared in brine, olives, pickles, relish, vegetables packed with sauces or seasonings, salted mixed vegetable juice (V-8), regular tomato juice, regular spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce or tomato paste, frozen peas, and lima beans.

Breads & cereals
Bread and rolls with salt toppings, corn chips, potato chips, salted pretzels, salted popcorn, and other salted snack foods.

Fats
Bacon fat, salt pork, olives, salted nuts, party spreads and dips.

Soups
Canned broth soups, commercially prepared stews, bouillon cubes, and instant or dried soups.

Other
Be careful of monosodium glutamate (MSG) used in Chinese food. When you order Chinese food, you can request that it be prepared without MSG.

Note:
You should check with your doctor or dietician before using salt or salt substitutes.

 

 

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