Taking too much fluids and salt (sodium) in your diet will cause fluid to build up in your body and worsen the symptoms of heart failure.
We get salt (sodium) from the food we eat. The main source is sodium chloride or more commonly known as table salt. Your dietitian will advise you on the amount of salt you can take.
Salt/Sodium content in
Use the information provided below to help you know how much salt/sodium consumption you can take:
Note: Table salt contains 40% sodium; 2,000mg of sodium = 5g of salt or about 1 teaspoon of salt
The ‘Healthier Choice’ symbol helps you select products, which are the healthier choices in that food category.
Tip: When reading food labels, choose products that have less than 120mg sodium per 100g of the food product.
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