• Chinese Cuisine

  • Chinese Cuisine

Thankfully, many Chinese cuisine items are low in potassium and full of healthy veggies. However, it's important to limit or avoid soups, soy sauce, MSG and other high-sodium ingredients.

Healthier Choices

Use chopsticks to slow down your eating and avoid the extra sauce you might get when using a fork or spoon

Steamed dumplings with sauce on the side

Beef or chicken and broccoli, Buddha's feast, kung pao chicken or pork, orange chicken, steamed shrimp with vegetables, Szechuan fish, steamed dim sum , lettuce wraps

Vegetables, such as baby corn, bok choy, snow peas, water chestnuts, sprouts, carrots, celery, bell pepper and broccoli

Brown or white rice or plain noodles

Meat, chicken, shellfish or tofu with vegetables steamed or prepared by stir-frying

Moo Shu dishes - They are generally leaner alternatives with fresh meat, chicken or shrimp, and low-potassium vegetables

Steamed or raw vegetable sides, or a baked white or sweet potato if potassium is not restricted

Choose Sparingly

Soups, such as wonton, egg drop, hot-and-sour and other soups that are very high in sodium

Dishes with soy sauce, MSG and other high-sodium ingredients, such as lo mein and chow mein (TIP: Ask your server for more information on how the dish is prepared.)

Soy sauce - Very high in sodium, including the reduced-sodium version

Dishes with peanut sauce, peanuts, cashews or almonds are higher in potassium and phosphorus

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