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How can I avoid eating salt at restaurants?

Melissa Stinson, NP
Nephrology
Prepared foods at restaurants often contain very high levels of sodium. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to reduce your salt intake when eating out. If nutritional information is available, look for meals that are low in sodium. Asking for sauces and dressings on the side and using the least amount possible is one way to help reduce sodium. You can also request your food be made with less salt, and the restaurant may be willing to accommodate you.

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