For many people, eating out is
something they do to relax and socialize. You don't have to give this up when
you are on a low-sodium diet, but it is important to be more careful about what
you order in a restaurant. Sodium isn't just in table salt. You can also find
it in sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and monosodium
glutamate (MSG). Asian foods often have MSG as well as soy sauce, which is also
high in sodium. But with some planning and helpful tips, you can still enjoy eating
out while limiting the sodium in your diet.
- Restaurant foods are usually high in
- Most restaurants are willing to prepare your food with less
or no sodium, if you ask.
- Food can still taste good and be low in
How can you avoid sodium when eating out?