Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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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