Web links for Low Sodium Diet & DASH Diet

Web Links

Web links for:

Low Sodium Diet &


Web Links for a Low Sodium Diet:

Sodium (and fat) content of selected items at fast food restaurants: http://www.fatcalories.com

USDA: Foods & sodium content (PDF file-26 pages): http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/SR17/wtrank/sr17a307.pdf

A few tips for following a low sodium diet while eating out: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dash-diet/HI00021

Eating out in a healthy fashion from the American Heart Association website:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/DiningOut/Dining-Out_UCM_304183_SubHomePage.jsp

Low sodium diet instructional video: http://www.nutritionheart.com/low-sodium-diet-video/

Books listing salt content of various foods:

For books listing salt content of various foods, there are many excellent books. Consider starting with your local bookstore to see what is available there. Possibilities include:

The Most Complete Food Counter: 2nd Edition by Annette Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin. 2005.

Pocket Guide to Low Sodium Foods by Bobbie Mostyn 2006

Web Links and Reference for DASH Diet

(Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)

DASH diet information, excellent-from NIH (National Institutes of Health)(pdf file-64 pages):http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf

DASH diet instructional video: http://www.nutritionheart.com/video-dash-diet/

The DASH Diet for Hypertension by Thomas J. Moore and Mark Jenkins. 2003. Good book describing the original DASH diet.