salt-poor diet

salt-poor diet

Etymology: Gk, diaita, way of living
a diet providing 500 mg or less of sodium chloride daily. To ensure that the maximum salt intake does not exceed the limit, it is necessary to record the amount of dietary sodium chloride, including amounts contained in patient medications. Note: Some "salt-free" diets may contain as much as 1000 mg of sodium chloride per day.