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How to stick to a low-salt diet when dining out

Do a little research, follow a few rules, and make polite requests. Going out for dinner can be a nice way to unwind with family or friends. But if youíre watching your salt intake, restaurants arenít always so relaxing. Much of their fare is loaded with sodium, a main component of salt. In fact, some entrees at popular chains contain far more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium ó the recommended limit…

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