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Canned vegetables

Speaking of foods high in salt, canned products like soups, broths, and vegetables should not be left behind. Because they are easy to prepare and ready to make, they contain lots of salt, which is added to preserve and also give these foods a punch of flavour.

Other than the obviously high levels of sodium, there are certain chemicals that are also used in their preparation and are present in these cans and get infused into the foods inside them.

For a heart-healthy meal, go for fresh vegetables and low-sodium soups.

Pickled foods


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Just like cured meats and vegetables, pickled foods are high in sodium content. Pickling is when vegetables are made to sit for long hours in a highly concentrated salt solution in order to kill any bacteria in them.

Due to this reason, they are packed with salt, which makes them a bad choice for people looking to get their blood pressure under control.

However, if you just cannot quit the tangy flavours, you can wash them out under running water to get rid of excess salt or avoid them altogether.


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