Salt: Questions for Your Doctor
If you need to limit the amount of salt in your diet, see a doctor or dietitian to help you evaluate your current diet and target how much salt you should have in your diet. Here are some questions to consider asking:
- How can eating less salt help me?
- Isn't salt found in all foods?
- Do I need a minimum amount of salt?
- Can you tell me some foods to avoid because of high salt content?
- If I like these foods, what can I substitute?
- How can I count salt content in my foods?
- What's the difference between salt and sodium? Aren't they the same?
- How can food labels and ingredient lists help me cut back on salt?
- How can I cook using less salt?
- What if others in my family don't want to lower the salt in our diet?
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014