Low-Salt Diet

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Best Bets

  • Fresh foods such fruits, meats, vegetables
  • Oats
  • Packaged or prepared foods: look for labels stating “low-sodium,” “salt-free,” or “unsalted”
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Seasonings and marinades such as dried herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and/or vinegar (in place of salt)

Foods to Avoid

To avoid salt ask about ingredients at restaurants and others’ homes, and read food labels. The following list is not complete. Consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.

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