The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a patient with congestive heart failure (CHF). Which of the following foods should the nurse tell the patient to avoid?


• Patients with CHF should avoid foods high in sodium such as steak sauce. Monitoring/limiting sodium intake is important to help reduce fluid retention. CHF patients should also weigh themselves daily to help monitor fluid retention, which can exacerbate CHF symptoms.

• Incorrect: Spinach, ice cream, and orange juice are low in sodium.

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