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Low Sodium Diet

These diets were selected for those people who would like to take in less sodium (or salt) based on preference, a low sodium diet or due to a diagnosis of Hypertension, kidney disease or Heart Failure. The “Low Sodium” diet is based on approximately 2300 milligrams of Sodium or less per day. This breaks down to less than 700 mg sodium per meal. This was calculated on specific nutrient information when provided by the restaurant. For the Reduced Sodium options, I picked what I thought was a relatively healthier and potentially tasty option that either seemed to be low in sodium or I made adjustments that would reduce the amount of sodium. All of the options are relatively lower in Carbohydrates and usually the lower Calorie options. If Carbohydrates and Calories are also a concern, please make sure you also check a reduced Calorie diet and/or a low Carbohydrate diet.

Why Follow a Diet lower in Sodium?

People may follow a low sodium diet for many reasons. Doctor’s may prescribe this in an effort to help lower blood pressure or to lessen the potential side effects of heart failure, such as edema.

General Guidelines for Low Sodium. Some general guidelines to help lower sodium in your diet when dining out include:

-Order entrées without added seasoning.
-Season at the table with ground pepper (and not salt).
-Order salads without croutons and dressings.
-Order Burgers & Sandwiches without cheese, sauces, bacon & dressings.
-Order Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar dressing.
-Barbecue sauce, cocktail sauce, salad dressing and mayonnaise are high
sodium choices. When using these items, use as little as possible.
-Order vegetables without seasoned butter.

One Source Wellness assumes no responsibility for its use and any resulting liability of consequential damages is denied. This information should not be considered a substitute for individualized medical advice from personal physicians or registered dietitians.