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Do You Salt Your Food?

I love salt, almost as much as I love sweets. For many of my meals, I like to sprinkle a little on my food to add just a hint of flavor. I know it's not healthy to use a lot of salt, especially because high blood pressure runs in my family, but everything's fine in moderation, right? So tell me . . .


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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I never add salt to anything expect the paper napkin at the bar/pub to keep my glass from sticking to the napkin ;)
nowari_101 nowari_101 8 years
i kinda have to i have low blood pressure
fcseamstress fcseamstress 8 years
I harp on my husband all the time for pre-salting his food before he tastes it. I add salt when I'm cooking, but not usually outside of that. And I definitely don't add salt when eating out, most of that food is already so salted anyway...
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
I prefer adding lemon and or some kind of hot sauce (which i guess has some salt in it)
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I use salt and pepper on everything. I don't think it's bad...I think the real culprit is processed foods. Some of them can have up to 50% or more of your daily sodium intake in just one meal! I cook a lot at home, and I always add salt.
digibron digibron 8 years
I use much less these days, and to be honest, I can't really tell the difference!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I use salt while cooking, I think everything needs salt and pepper to taste good. I add a little salt to my salads, trust me, it makes a world of difference! If my food needs salt, I'll use a little.
erinflower erinflower 8 years
I don't care much for salt and don't own a salt shaker.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
danceintherain: I'm the same, most of the food I eat is unprocessed and cooked at home, so my salt intake would be very low as well if I didn't add it myself. I tend to have quite low blood pressure too and was told by my doctor "Don't be afraid to add salt to your food", so I don't think it's always a negative thing to do! The only times that I would hold back on adding salt to a savoury meal is if it's homemade soup that I've made using a store-bought vegetable stock or a stirfry with soy sauce, since both of those items already have a salt content. But otherwise, if I'm cooking with fresh vegetables and fruit and lean vegetarian protein, I add the salt myself and don't stress about it.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Oh my goodness - if I could stop I would, but I am so freakin' liberal with my salt - woah!
mrscaru mrscaru 8 years
I use mineral-rich sea salt. Table salt is very harmful; sea salt is not.
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 8 years
I salt things just a bit ( slow salt shaker two shakes :P ) when I cook things but not in general no.
danceintheerain danceintheerain 8 years
Am I the only person who has the problem of actually needing to add salt to things? I only eat unprocessed foods, nothing packaged, everything I cook myself... So if I forget to add salt, I wind up eating about 500 mg of sodium a day... and I exercise regularly, so its actually unhealthy how little salt I eat some days... Anyone else share this issue?
peachy-thing11 peachy-thing11 8 years
love salt. i know its bad. but i really like it. usually only when there's barley any salt on the food though
peachy-thing11 peachy-thing11 8 years
love salt. i know its bad. but i really like it. usually only when there's barley any salt on the food though
rafaela-losardo rafaela-losardo 8 years
only on my baked potatoes...
rafaela-losardo rafaela-losardo 8 years
only on my baked potatoes...
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I crave salt too, especially after working out. I sweat a lot and I'm sure that I'm losing plenty of electrolytes. I don't use a TON of salt on my food, but I use some if I really crave it. I'm able to use less salt by mixing it with herbs and garlic...they really spice up my food without the sodium.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I do, lightly, when home cooking from scratch, which is about 90% of the time. I LOVE using salts from different parts of the world. The differences in taste, texture, and color are amazing!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Nope, never. I prefer adding herbs.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Salt bothers me. Now if this had been a question of how much I pepper stuff... :-P
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
I do love salty foods (I could probably eat french fries for every meal) but I stay away from it. I tend to play with all different types of spices when I cook instead of pouring on the salt.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
I love salt. My body actually craves sodium especially in the summer as I run cross country and track and sweat like crazy, so I lose a lot of salt (gross I know but you can actually see it on my skin and clothes after a long hot run). So I salt everything and I love it!
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 8 years
I'll add a salty foods like pickles and olives to a meal, but never salt.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
No, I've always hated too much salt. It almost hurts my mouth if there's too much of it (like pretty much any flavor, even sugar). I very rarely ever add salt to anything. My mom always has and she said that I eat like I'm Amish because of how little salt I like. Huh?
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