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Heart Failure: Making Changes to Your Diet - VHL HealthSheet #86177_VA
When you have heart failure, excess fluid is more likely to build up in your body. This makes the heart work harder to pump blood. Controlling the amount of salt (sodium) you eat may help prevent fluid from building up.
Tips for Using Less Salt - VHL HealthSheet #82050_VA
Most people with heart problems, including high blood pressure, need to eat less salt, or sodium. Here are ideas on how to do that.
Low-Salt Choices - VHL HealthSheet #82081_VA
Here are some ideas for low-salt foods you can easily prepare yourself.
Eating Heart-Healthy Food: Using the DASH Plan - VHL HealthSheet #84424_VA
Eating healthy for your heart doesn’t have to be hard or boring. You just need to know how to make healthier choices. That means eating mostly foods that are low in fat and high in fiber.
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