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A "no added salt diet" and avoidance of salt rich foods can help to avoid fluid retention and can be of benefit in controlling hypertension and congestive heart failure.

A " no added salt diet" simply means that after the food is cooked no further salt is added by the server or the eater. Salt as part of the cooking recipe is allowed.

Some salt rich foods are very obvious but there are foods and snacks that have "hidden" salt. Frozen vegetables and deli meats have 10 times the salt of fresh vegetables and meat. Cheese has a high salt content. Canned soups in the supermarket also are very salt rich. Party snacks are loaded with salt. Restaurant food has a lot more salt than home cooked meals. Even antacids have contained hidden salt.

 

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