People on a low-sodiumdiet should have a basic
understanding of which foods they can eat and which they should not. This list
will get you started. Most allowed foods have low sodium content, while foods
to avoid have high sodium content.
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Foods eaten out. Fast
food and Chinese food can be very high in sodium.
food labels. If a food does not have a label, you will need a book that lists
the sodium content of foods. Many doctors, hospitals, libraries, and bookstores
have pamphlets or books that contain this information.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
November 2, 2011
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November 02, 2011
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