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Cheeses: cream, Monterey, Mozzarella, Ricotta, low salt types
Cream: half & half, sour, whipping
Ice cream, sherbet
Fruits and Vegetables
All fresh fruits and vegetables
Frozen fruits and vegetables (without sauces)
Vegetables, canned: low sodium or rinsed
All unprocessed meats, fish, and poultry
Tuna: low sodium or canned that you rinse
Low salt products
Medium Sodium Foods
150-250 mg per serving
Bread and Cereals
Biscuits, rolls, muffins - 1
Pancakes - 1
Ready-to-eat cereals - 3/4 cup
Saltine crackers - 6
Sweet roll - 1
Gravy - 2 tablespoons
Ketchup - 1 tablespoon
Mayonnaise - 2 tablespoons
Pickles, sweet - 2 small
Relish - 2 tablespoons
Salad dressing - 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce, low sodium
Cheeses - 1 oz
Cottage cheese - 1/2 cup
Pudding - 3/4 cup
Tomato and vegetable juice - 1/2 cup
Vegetables, canned - 1/2 cup
Corn chips - 1 cup
Potato chips - 1 cup
Snack crackers - 5-10
Low sodium food labels
Salt free: Less than 5 milligrams sodium per serving.
Sodium free: Less than 5 milligrams sodium per serving.
No Salt added: No salt added during processing; does not necessarily mean sodium free.
Very Low Sodium: 35 milligrams or less sodium per serving.
Low Sodium: 140 milligrams or less per serving.
Light in Sodium: 50% less sodium (as compared with a standard serving size of the traditional food), restricted to foods with more than 40 calories per serving or more than 3 grams of fat per serving.
Less Sodium or Reduced Sodium: At least 25% less sodium (as compared with a standard serving size of the traditional food).
Read the Nutrition Facts Label to compare the amount of sodium in processed foods - such as frozen dinners, packaged mixes, cereals, cheese, soups, breads, salad dressings, and sauces.
Read the Percent Daily Value (DV) on the Nutrition Facts Label to compare the amount of sodium among brands.
Choose those foods that have lower values. Compare the amounts you will eat to the serving size given. Always read food labels and do the math. The sodium content on the nutritional panel is based on the number of servings the package states. Example: a can of soup may say 770 mg of sodium but bases that number on 2.5 servings. 770 x 2.5 = 1,925 mg of sodium in that can of soup.
Reading claims for Fat Content
: Less than 0.5g of fat or saturated fat per serving.
Saturated fat free
: Less than 0.5g of saturated fat & less than 0.5f of trans fatty fat.
: 3 g or less of total fat.
Low saturated fat
: 1 g or less of saturated fat.
Reduced fat or less fat
: At least 25 percent less fat than the regular version.
Claims for Cholesterol Content
: Less than 2 mg per serving.
: 20 mg or less.
: At least 25 percent less cholesterol than the regular version or less cholesterol.
Claims for Sugar Content
: Less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving.
: At least 25 percent less sugar than the regular version.