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Q. What should I order when eating out to limit sodium? In addition to having type 2 diabetes, I have high blood pressure.
A. Limiting sodium when dining out can be challenging. It is important to ask questions about how items are prepared.
Here are some tips to help guide you when ordering:
choose baked or grilled lean meats (such as skinless chicken or turkey breast) over smoked, cured, or processed meats (such as ham or bacon),
ask that foods are not salted when being prepared,
request sauces on the side to help limit sodium,
ask that foods are seasoned only with herbs or spices that are salt free,
order fresh vegetables when possible since canned or frozen items may contain added sodium.
FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices. Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.
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