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    Heart Failure and a Low-Salt Diet

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    Salt-Substitute Seasonings

    Directions: Combine all ingredients in small bowl and blend well. Spoon into shaker. Store in a cool, dark place.


    Spicy Blend

    • 2 tbsp dried savory, crumbled
    • 1/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper
    • 1 tbsp dry mustard
    • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
    • 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp curry powder


    Salt-less Surprise

    • 2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp basil
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp powdered lemon rind or dehydrated lemon juice


    Herb Seasoning

    • 2 tbsp dried dillweed or basil leaves, crumbled
    • 1 tsp celery seed
    • 2 tbsp onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves, crumbled
    • Pinch freshly ground pepper


    Spicy Seasoning

    • 1 tsp cloves
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 2 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp coriander seed (crushed)
    • 1 tbsp rosemary


    Restaurant Dining Tips


    • Select fresh fruit or vegetables.
    • Avoid soups and broths.
    • Stay away from bread and rolls with salty, buttery crusts.


    • Select fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Avoid pickles, canned or marinated vegetables, cured meats, seasoned croutons, cheeses, salted seeds.
    • Order salad dressings on the side and use small amounts of them.

    Main Courses

    • Select plain foods including broiled, grilled or roasted meat, poultry, fish, or shellfish.
    • Select plain vegetables, potatoes, and noodles.
    • Ask the server about the low-salt menu choices and ask how the food is prepared.
    • Request food to be cooked without salt or monosodium glutamate (MSG).
    • Avoid restaurants that do not allow for special food preparation (such as buffet-style restaurants or diners).
    • Avoid casseroles, mixed dishes, gravy, and sauces.
    • Avoid fast food restaurants.
    • Avoid salted condiments and garnishes such as olives and pickles.


    • Select fresh fruits, ices, ice cream, sherbet, gelatin, and plain cakes.




    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on May 07, 2016
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