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Dietitian Q/A

Because of the contents of some questions and the large number we receive, the MUSC Dietitians only answer selected questions. Although we discourage questions regarding personal health problems, scheduling an appointment with the outpatient dietitian to address these concerns is encouraged. Appointments can be made after a physician referral is received.



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 Question:  what is a good recipe for a salt free diet?

Answer:

Most people do not need a true "salt free" diet. The human body needs at least 500mg of sodium daily for normal function. The current recommendation is to limit sodium intake to 2000mg per day. However, based on research the American Heart Association is recommending the limit be reduced even farther to 1500mg per day. You can go to the following websites to find some great low sodium recipes to help you meet either of those guidelines:

The DASH Diet booklet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf

American Heart Association - Recipe Page: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Recipes/Recipes_UCM_001184_SubHomePage.jsp

American Diabetes Association - Recipe Page (not all are really low sodium): http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/?utm_source=WWW&utm_medium=DropDownFF&utm_content=Recipes&utm_campaign=CON



Answered: 08/31/2011



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