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Avoid Foods High in Sodium


The following foods usually contain large amounts of sodium. Try to avoid or consume only small quantities. See Low Salt Products for lower sodium alternatives.

  • Bakery items — bagels, artisan breads, donuts and pastries
  • Canned foods — soups, meats, fish, sauerkraut, beans and vegetables
  • Convenience items — frozen dinners, pizza, cereals and packaged mixes (such as pancakes, food “helpers,” stuffing and rice dishes)
  • Dairy products — cheese and cottage cheese
  • Deli items — bacon, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked meats or fish, sausage, sardines, anchovies and mayonnaise-based salads (like coleslaw and potato salad)
  • Snack foods — crackers, chips and dips
  • Condiments — Dijon mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressings, pickles, olives, capers and salsa
  • Sauces — gravy, barbecue, pasta, teriyaki and soy sauces
  • Baking needs — self-rising flour, baking and biscuit mixes, bouillon cubes, batter and coating mixes, packaged seasoning mixes, breadcrumbs, corn syrup, cooking wines, meat tenderizers, monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking powder and baking soda
  • Beverages — tomato and vegetable juices, Bloody Mary and chocolate drink mixes
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