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Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« on: September 14, 2011, 09:45:24 am »
Many years ago, I realized my husband automatically liberally salted his food before tasting it, so I got in the practice of not using salt when I cooked, unless it was in something I baked and it had to have salt.  Of course, he never knew the difference.  Since then, I have gotten into the habit of not using salt on anything.  I swear I have had the same box of salt for years and the salt shakers do not move out of my cubbard. 

I do have a brother-in-law (same family as my husband), who loads his food with salt and, he has low blood pressure. 

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 09:54:52 am »
All my life I was able to eat pretty much anything I wanted. Now in my advanced years I find that I have high blood pressure. Now I must stay away from salt/sodium. I am now amazed at how much sodium is in processed meats, canned foods and just abut everything we eat. It is hard to believe that I added salt to food before. I am now of the opinion that Americans eat way too much salt/sodium.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 09:59:32 am »
I salt my food because if I don't it doesn't taste good. I don't use too much tough because I'm aware I can get high blood pressure.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 10:13:24 am »
I always try to taste the food before adding salt and I try to buy items that are low sodium or no salt added. I'm trying to figure out ways to add flavor (and nutrition) to my meals without overdoing the salt.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 10:32:02 am »
No, I always taste food first and if food needs seasoning I'll add it.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 11:01:25 am »
I always taste my food before salting it. The only food I really use a lot of salt on is steak. I do not nor have ever had high blood pressure. Everyone was on my back about how much salt I used. My Doc finally told me that some people just need more salt than others, and if it was not affecting my health, then my salt intake was okay. He said that if my body changed and didn't need as much salt, it would let me know.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 11:13:42 am »
Yes, I use salt all the time but minimum amount, just to have a bit of taste. :)

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 11:18:36 am »
No, I never add more salt to my food, even after i taste it.  It is not healthy to add more salt to your food.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2011, 11:51:23 am »
I salt my food if it's needed. What if it's already too salty? you'll just have to toss your food then.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 05:00:35 pm »
I do put some time of dressing or seasoning in my food, but I try to minimize my salt intake for health reasons.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 05:54:19 pm »
I use a salt sub. I do taste my food first as most foods have enough just by themself.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 07:02:18 pm »
I don't put salt on anything. Ever. Never have.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2011, 07:50:56 pm »
I am trying to stay healthy and have been eating more veggies and healthy foods.  I miss the taste of high salt foods, which make up most canned goods and almost all fast food places (along with high fat).  But I now can taste much more flavor from raw and steamed veggies, as well as home grown spices added to meals.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 12:12:43 am »
No I taste my food first because I don't want to much salt on my food.  Most of the time I dont salt my food after it hits my plate just on certain things.

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Re: Do you salt your food before tasting it?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 12:48:29 am »
I never do!  I always taste first.  Most things never need salt; so it is best to taste.  You can always add/ but you can't take away if it is too salty! :-X

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