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Dysautonomia--Salt Loading--Lis...

Note:  These numbers are approximate and are intended only as a guide to the types of foods that can help boost dietary sodium intake.  Please check the nutrition facts on your particular brand for exact values.  Talk to your doctor before starting a high-sodium diet, as this is not appropriate for all patients.


Tip:  Those trying to maintain (with a tendency to gain) or lose weight may want to look for foods associated with the #footnote, while those trying to maintain (with a tendency to lose) or gain weight--such as anyone on the "see food" diet--may want to look for foods associated with the ^footnote.



  • Soy Sauce# (1 T), 900-1280 mg

  • Dijon Mustard# (1 T), 360 mg

  • Ketchup# (1 T), 170-190 mg

  • Yellow Mustard# (1 T), 165 mg

  • Mayonnaise (1 T), 70-80 mg



  • Vegetable bouillon# (8 oz), 800-1000 mg

  • Chicken bouillon# (8 oz), 750-1500 mg

  • Spicy Hot V8 veg. juice# (8 oz), 710 mg

  • Beef bouillon# (8 oz), 600-800 mg

  • V8 100% veg. juice# (8 oz), 480 mg

  • Pedialyte (8 oz)#, 253 mg *1035 mg/1L bottle

  • Gatorade (8 oz), 110 mg *440 mg/32 oz bottle

  • Gatorade G2 (8 oz)#, 110 mg *440 mg/32 oz bottle

  • Powerade (8 oz), 55 mg *220 mg/32 oz bottle

  • Powerade Zero (8 oz)#, 55 mg *220 mg/32 oz bottle#

#Adds salt without boosting calorie intake excessively at 50 calories or less per listed serving size.

^Calorie-dense food.

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