How can you maintain a low salt diet?

More fruit in diet. You can eat more fruits rich in potassium such as tomatoes oranges bananas. The dash diet is good on outlining this . Also most food have the sodium value labeled on them. The goal is to have less than 2000 mg per day.
Low salt diet. Best to have your Dr. check a24 hr urine for salt. If not low then find out where it is coming from.

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I'm on a low salt diet what happens if I occasionally slip up?

Fluid retention. Occasional "slip ups" in general are of no concern , however you may notice some additional fluid retention in your lower extremities. Read more...

How do I start a low-salt diet?

Less sodium. Less eating-out, put less salt/msg/soy sauce, and prepare your own meal. Read more...
Use other flavorings. Cut out processed/packaged foods, as these are likely to have too much salt. Cook with spices and herbs instead for flavor. Use sea salt or pink himalayan salt very sparingly instead of regular table salt. Potassium intake will help balance sodium intake, so lots of fruit and vegetables will be beneficial. Read more...
See below. start by not adding salt to anything you eat. Then progress to reading labels and becoming aware of salt content in foods you eat. The goal is less than 2 grams of sodium a day. Increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes and whole grains, are all low in salt ( in general) Read more...
Low salt diet. 26 M from CA asks: How do I start a low-salt diet? I recommend buying the book DASH diet for HTN. Read & do chap 9 exactly & u are on your way by 14 d. Get Fitness Pal a&nd enter everything u eat. it will estimate Na intake. Read labels. Goal is 1,500 mg a day unless you want really low like the rice diet which is 250mg. Books ID: ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6. I specialize in lo Na & can do 2nd opinion. Read more...

When is a low salt diet "low" enough?

Depends. There are several reasons to be on a low salt diet. Only about 15-20% of people are 'salt sensitive' and need to restrict salt or they will get high blood pressure. There are excellent studies that show that a diet that is very low in salt leads to an increase in mortality. If you need a low salt diet ask your doctor what is appropriate for your condition. Read more...
Less than 2 grams. The overall recommendation is less than 2 grams of salt a day. Reading labels is one way to decrease the intake of salt, Eating fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grains and nuts and seeds is another way to have a low salt diet. Avoiding processed deli meats and prepared foods is a third way to avoid salt that is added to foods. Good Health to you. Read more...
Low salt diet. 49 F from CA asks: When is low salt diet "low enough". When you get to the salt intake recommend by the one prescribing the low Na diet. If for HTN then goal is <1,500 mg sodium a day. Read labels. If for heart failure may be < 250 mg Na a day. I recommend the app fitness pal which will track your sodium and potassium intake as well as many other things and you can see if you are low enough. Read more...

Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Processed foods. Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavorful. Fortunately, most grocery food stores have nutrition labels, so please look at the salt content closely. Alot of restaurants are being urged to note salt contents on their menus. Read more...

I'm on a low salt diet. How long can it take till excess salt is out my system?

There no excess salt. Body does not have extra salt as long as your kidneys are functioning right if you consume more salt body retains more water and it keeps the level of salt in your blood at normal level if you eat less salt body excretes more water through the kidnes and maintains salt level in blood there are other pathways as well it is healthy to be on low salt diet, low in sodium. Read more...

Is there something similar nutrisystem for someone who has diabetes and needs a low salt diet?

Eating Healthy. Take a look at the take shape for life system offered through medifast. I use this in my practice and have great results with long-term weight reduction and transitioning patients to a healthier lifestyle to promote improved fitness and blood sugar control. Read more...
Any nutritionist.... Or weight program, like nutrisystem, have diets that be adapted to patients needs for both diabetes and low salt needs. Read more...