Low-Salt Diet for Meniere's Patients

If you have Meniere’s Disease, your physician may recommend a diet low in salt (sodium). A diet with less than 2 grams (2,000 mg) of salt daily is best.

Tips for reducing salt intake

  • When you're cooking, don't add salt. Try salt-free herb mixes, spices and salt substitutes.
  • Remove the salt shaker from the table.
  • Read labels before buying packaged foods.
  • Look for low-sodium versions of frozen and canned goods, cheese, soup, crackers, bread, salad dressing and chips.
  • Avoid frozen meals with more than 400 milligrams of sodium per serving.
  • Eat fresh foods.
  • When you eat out, request your food to be cooked without salt.
  • Avoid fast food.

Food to watch out for

Check labels carefully as these foods can have high sodium content:

    • Buttermilk
    • Biscuits
    • Doughnuts
    • English muffins
    • Pancake and waffle mixes
    • Salted crackers
    • Breakfast cereals
    • Instant cooked cereals
    • Dips
    • Ketchup
    • Mayonnaise
    • Mustard
    • Relish
    • Salad dressing
    • Soy sauce
    • Any dessert made with salt, baking power, baking soda or cake mixes
    • Chocolate pudding
    • Bacon fat
    • Margarine
    • Salted butter
    • Canned vegetables
    • Tomato juice
    • Sauerkraut
    • Bacon
    • Ham
    • Lunch meat

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