Low Sodium Foods – Guidelines For Low Sodium Diet


The detailed chart for the presence of sodium in different cereals and grains food item is also given. You can check the more specified amount of sodium present in your food with this information.

Grains and cereals Serving Sodium mg
Bran flakes ¾ cup 220
Corn flakes 1 cup 290
English muffin ½ 182
Waffle 1 frozen 235
Pan cake 1 ( 7 inches ) 431
Rice 1 cup 4
Spaghetti 1 cup 7
Instant cooked cereal 1 packet 250
Hamburger, bun 1 241

Dairy products

Dairy is the main source of calcium and protein. It is very important for the strong bones and teeth. There are many food option available derived from milk. They might be high in sodium so you need to be careful and select the safest low sodium option.

Low sodium dairy products High sodium dairy products
Milk, yogurt  and ice cream Butter milk
Low sodium cheese Processed cheese, cheese spreads and sauces
Cream cheese, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese Cottage cheese

It is shocking for some that dairy products may carry sodium in it at dangerous limit. You can also check the high sodium dairy products which you need to skip.

Foods Serving Sodium mg
Swiss cheese 1 oz. 75
Whole milk 1 cup 120
Skim milk 1 cup 125
Plain yogurt 1 cup 115
Salt added buttermilk 1 cup 260
Cheddar cheese 1 oz. 175
Low fat cottage cheese 1 cup 918
American cheese 1 oz. 443


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