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Do you routinely salt your food when eating?

Some people need to pour on the salt for their food to be considered “salty” or “salty enough.” Other people are so sensitive to salt that they hardly ever add it.

When you’re eating, do you usually add salt to your food? We’re talking about when you’re eating it, after the food has been prepared, not while cooking. Thanks!

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Cathy
1 month ago

My husband was told by a heart doctor to cut back on salt for his health. So, we have, I do the grocery shopping and to find low sodium foods is very hard. We as a people really don’t need to salt our food. These food manufactures do it for you. Just look at the nutrition labels., anything over 140 mgs sodium is too much sodium for the body. His health has gotten better. But there is a lot of foods we can’t eat.

Gene Bjerke
1 month ago

I used to salt a lot, but now I rarely do.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

Does “routinely” mean adding salt out or regularly use it? I have ate with many people who automatically reach for the salt before taking a bite. I always taste my food first with the exception of baked potatoes.

randy
1 month ago

I would like to see if there was a correlation between salt usage and high blood pressure!

Suzanne
1 month ago

I do use salt on occasion but use herbs and other seasonings to flavor food more often than not.

Tom
1 month ago

About the only food I salt is potatoes. Other than that I rarely add any seasoning at the table.

Ed K
1 month ago

Only after tasting it, most of the time Salt is needed.

John Koenig
1 month ago

Quality ingredients that are well prepared RARELY need additional seasoning once they reach the table.

Brian Burry
1 month ago

Yes! Salt everything and enjoy it immensely! At age 74, still have low blood pressure and I live to enjoy by not being terrified of others imposed health concerns.

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

You’re lucky. Almost all Americans, including those who don’t salt their food, get too much salt, especially from prepared foods. Not good for you.

DPJ
1 month ago

I rarely do but my hubby with high BP dumps it on~ Ugh

KellyR
1 month ago

Salt, pepper, butter on baked potato only and only when with steak, when going out to eat. My guilty pleasure.
Wasn’t it Henry Ford that took potential employees to dinner and he would see if they salted their food before tasting it. If tasted before salting they were good to hire. Maybe not true, but I thought interesting. It may be a “do they make assumptions” thing?

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago
Reply to  KellyR

I’ve heard that said but not about Henry Ford. It was somebody hiring a person to make decisions. I use salt to enhance the flavor, not be the flavor.

Tom
1 month ago

I haven’t added salt to my food since 1976 when my dad was told to cut all salt from his diet, including everything purchased at grocery store and restaurants. Not a easy thing to do. I do however use pepper and other spices to season.

Ray
1 month ago

We usually taste it after cooking to see if it needs seasoning. It seems our food often has salt added as a preservative.

Paul
1 month ago

I add salt to french fries only, sometimes.

Ray
1 month ago

What a timely survey. I hope this survey gets those of us who suspect they over-indulge (like me) to look into it. I’ve used salt excessively my whole life IMO. Oddly my BP meds include a potassium chloride pill which is also a form of salt. In any case, I’m going to give no-salt seasoning a try.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Years (as in decades) ago my chief requirement for food was that it not adversely affect my running. In addition to eliminating any spicy food from my diet, I also eliminated seasonings. Fifty-five years later arthritis ended my running, but I have no wish to alter my diet aside from adding purported anti-arthritis foods and supplements.

Les
1 month ago

Like some of you, salt no, pepper YES!

Gary G
1 month ago
Reply to  Les

Love my PEPPER also. None to very little salt.

John Macatee
1 month ago

Salt to taste! I love salt on cantaloupe

Marty
1 month ago

Despite being on 3 blood pressure meds my doctor is ok with my small salt intake. Also being on Keto my BP has come down and I may be able to reduce, come off some meds.

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago
Reply to  Marty

Why is your doctor on 3 blood pressure meds?

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago

Oh, don’t give Marty a hard time, Michael. 😆 Sounds like he’s on the right path to getting off those meds. Keep up the good work, Marty! Y’all have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

mike gardner
1 month ago

When you eat KETO lifestyle, you aren’t afraid of salt.

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