Eat Less

Curb Your Intake Of These High-Sodium Foods

Dining Out

Cured and Processed Meats

Ham, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Corned Beef, Luncheon Meats, Bologna, Salami, and Sausage.

Salty and Smoked Fish

Frozen, Pre-Breaded, and Pre-fried fish; Canned tuna, Smoked Salmon, Sardines, Anchovies, and Salted or Dried Herring.

Foods Prepared in Brine:

Pickles, Olives, and Sauerkraut.

Prepared and Packaged Foods:

Cereals, breads, macaroni and cheese, seasoned rice, noodles and pastas, instant or seasoned potato mixes, and frozen main dishes.

Cheeses, Especially Processed Varieties:

Cheese Slices and Spreads.

Crackers and Snack Foods:

Salted Crackers, Chips, Snack Foods, Party Spreads, and Dips.

Baking Products:

Baking Soda and Baking Powder.

Canned Foods:

Canned and Instant Soups, Canned Vegetables, Vegetable Juices, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste.

Condiments, Sauces, and Seasoning Blends:

Salad Dressing, Ketchup, Salted Gravies or Sauces (chili, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, steak sauce, and Worcestershire sauce), Seasoned Salt, Meat Tenderizers, and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG).


Certain medication may contain sodium.  Check labels and warning statements on over the counter products.


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