Should cheese be eaten on a low-sodium diet?


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Low-sodium cheeses are suitable for low-sodium diets, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Cheeses such as cream cheese, mozzarella and ricotta cheese are all low-sodium alternatives for people following low-salt diets.

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One ounce of ricotta cheese has 24 milligrams of sodium, while one ounce of Swiss cheese has 54 milligrams of sodium. Goat���s cheese has 98 milligrams of sodium per ounce, and gruyere cheese has 94 milligrams of sodium per ounce. Nonfat or fat-free cottage cheese has just 9 milligrams per half-cup serving. Regular-fat cream cheese has 86 milligrams of sodium per serving, while its low-fat counterpart has 89 milligrams of sodium per serving.

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