Renal Tip of the day : Salt and Sodium

Common salt we eat is Sodium chloride.

Ckd patients should always measure salt in diet. One pinch (made with 3 fingers) is approximately one gram of table salt.

Use only iodized, refined table salt.

Avoid salty foods, pickles, papads, chutneys, sauces, jams and ready to eat items.

Avoid salt substitutes like black salt, rock salt, saindhav namak, chat masalas.

Low sodium salts marketed are rich in other minerals like potassium, calcium which in turn cause problems in ckd patients. Avoid them.

Sodium in foods, preservatives, jams, jellies, ice-creams, chocolates, coloring agents etc add to the dietary sodium. Avoid them.