Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Low Salt Diet

All restrictive cardiomyopathy patients should limit salt intake to 1,000-1,500 mg of sodium per day. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.

Tips on how to reduce your salt consumption:

  • Avoid cooking with salt.
  • Avoid fast food.
  • Avoid salty foods, such as pickles, cured meats, salty snacks, and canned soup.
  • Avoid seasonings that contain sodium, such as soy sauce, steak sauce, garlic and onion salt, and monosodium glutamate.
  • Do not add salt to your food at the dinner table.
  • Read food labels and buy foods that are low in salt.
  • When eating out, ask that your food be prepared without added salt.

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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