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What types of foods should I avoid to help me stay within the daily recommended sodium intake?

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Cured foods such as bacon and ham; foods packed in salty brine such as pickles, olives and sauerkraut; and condiments such as mustard, ketchup and barbecue sauce can be significant sources of sodium and should be eaten in small amounts only. Low-salt or low-sodium versions of canned vegetables, soy sauce, broth and seasoning mixes substitute nicely for the full-salt versions, but read the labels: Some of these are still fairly high in sodium.

 

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