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What are low-salt cooking tips if you have type 2 diabetes?

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Low-salt cooking tips:

  • Use fresh ingredients and foods with no salt added.
  • For favorite recipes, you may need to use other ingredients and cut out or use less salt.
  • Try orange or pineapple juice as a base for meat marinades.
  • Check the sodium on food labels.
  • Choose frozen entrees that have 600 milligrams or less of sodium. Limit yourself to one of these frozen entrees per day.
  • Use fresh, frozen, no-added-salt canned vegetables. Rinse them first.
  • If you buy canned soup, look for low-sodium ones. Avoid mixed seasonings and spice blends that include salt, such as garlic salt.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

American Diabetes Association: “Type 2;” “What Can I Eat?;” “Diabetes and Heart Health--What’s the Connection?;” and “What About Protein?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Carb Counting 101.”

California Medical Association.

University of New Hampshire: “Plant Stanols and Sterols.”

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

American Diabetes Association: “Type 2;” “What Can I Eat?;” “Diabetes and Heart Health--What’s the Connection?;” and “What About Protein?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Carb Counting 101.”

California Medical Association.

University of New Hampshire: “Plant Stanols and Sterols.”

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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