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Eating salt (sodium) can make your body retain too much water. Excess water makes your heart work harder. Canned, packaged, and frozen foods are easy to prepare, but they are often high in sodium. Here are some ideas for low-salt foods you can easily prepare yourself.
Fruit or fruit juice
Bread or an English muffin
Steamed rice, unsalted
Hot cereal, regular (not instant) made without salt
Sausage, bacon, ham
Packaged muffins, pancakes, and biscuits
Fresh fish, chicken, turkey, or meat— baked, broiled, or roasted without salt
Dry beans, cooked without salt
Tofu, stir-fried without salt
Tomato juice and catsup
Canned vegetables, soups, fish
Packaged gravies and sauces
Olives, pickles, relish
Bottled salad dressings
Popcorn, air popped, unsalted
Canned and packaged puddings
Pretzels, chips, crackers, and nuts—unless the label says unsalted
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