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low sodium diet help

My grandmother was just diagnosed with CHF. I have no clue how to cook on a low sodium diet. If anyone could help with a meal plan or point me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative.
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My husband was told to keep sodium at no more than 1500 mg per day.  Learn to read labels.  Thankfully the info is there, on the food labels; you just have to pay attention.  The way I do it is to try to keep each of his three meals at 500 mg or less.  Fresh/frozen produce has almost nothing, so the whole family is eating a lot more fruits & veggies.  Be careful of cheese, condiments like ketchup, salsa, soy. Forget about deli meat, bacon, ham, soup, spaghetti sauce...all super high lthough other meats like steak, hamburger & turkey burger and most fish are relatively low.   Pretty much nothing processed, nothing from a can.   We bought several different flavors of Mrs. Dash spice blends to use as salt substitutes for sprinkling on top of foods and they are pretty good.
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I got some useful ideas from this site when I was first starting out.

http://www.chfpatients.com/rec/recipes.htm
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