A sodium restricted diet should be treated as you would treat any prescription medication.
The amount of sodium will be prescribed in milligrams.
A low sodium diet is a 2000mg diet and is the most commonly ordered. This is approximately ½ of the recommended daily intake.
One teaspoon of salt contains approximately 2000 mg of sodium.
Label Restrictions Sodium Free Less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving Very low sodium <35 mg Low sodium <140 mg Reduced sodium At least 25%, sodium than the original but still mat be very high in sodium No added salt or unsalted No salt has been added during processing but does not mean sodium free