Salt and Pepper

@Calais (10900)
Australia
May 25, 2007 1:26am CST
I always get in trouble with the amount of salt and pepper I put on my meals...lol. I put it on everything, not as much salt these days (but still heaps) but I nearly drown my poor food in the pepper. I think it just makes the meal. Is this bad (Im not a health freak), but too much salt can be bad cant it ? Do you like salt and pepper ? how much ? do you even use it (I know someone that dosnt use S & P on anything).
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8 responses
3 Jun 07
to much pepper gives you ulcer in the end. to much salt makes your body retain water and ... i don't know how, causes heart condition from some point forward.
3 Jun 07
PS: forgot to mention. hate pepper. and i use only a tiny amount of salt:)
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
3 Jun 07
I didnt know that about pepper. Cheers.
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
3 Jun 07
I would be also interested on what health problems are caused by next products: chili, coke:P and garlic...:) I'm sure there are some;)
@mummymo (23707)
25 May 07
My other half never uses salt for anything but loves fresh ground pepper! I will not allow my kids more than a touch of salt and always make them taste the food properly first to make sure they need salt! The only reason I am quite so strict is because I take far too much salt and it is so hard to cut down when you get a taste for it so I would rather that they didn't get a taste for it! As for pepper mmmm to that too! xxx
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
26 May 07
I love it, it has to be on everything, I dont even taste it first, its just habit to just pour the stuff on. But Im like you with the kids, I really dont want them to turn out like me (in that way)...lol.
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@mummymo (23707)
26 May 07
we are a lot alike with our kids then - apart from the fact I don't want mine to turn out like me in many ways! lol xxx
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@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
2 Jun 07
Pepper... I just love the taste of the chicken soup with pepper it's delicious, you should try it... pepper rulez... but there must be also some salt... can't imagine a cook meal without salt and , at the right meal, some pepper :)... good luck next time:)
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
2 Jun 07
I love salt and pepper on everything. I dont even taste the meal first, I just automatically just put them on.
@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
26 May 07
Ages ago, I stopped using salt, and all was ok and eventually Iwas enjoying the natural flavour of the food. Then i was sharing with someone who used lots of salt. So I began to cook with it again and soon I was using again. I'm trying to stop again now, and I'm noticing flavours again but for some reason, yesterday I had dry biscuits with tomato and cheese and I a-salted the tomato. How weird. I also use it to cook rice and pasta but I leave it off/out of everything else. I love black pepper. Especially freshly ground. I find it easy to overdo though, less is better in my case. OH, I use a fair bit of soy sauce instead of salt when I cook asian dishes...is soy sauce bad for us, seeing as it's fairly salty?
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
26 May 07
LOL...I dont know about soy sauce, its probably bad for you, everything else seems to be. I cook with it too (not too much because of the kids) but I just automatically add it without tasting first.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
26 May 07
I don't add salt to anyting, really. I would be a lot more heavy handed with the pepper. I have black pepper, white pepper, and chili pepper. I even have different intesnsiies of chili pepper, as I like spicey food but the rest of the family is not so keen. Salt just doesn't do it for me, though. They seem to put it in everything anyway. I even heard they add salt to instant coffee, for god's sake. Sugar, i could see, but salt? I wonder if that is true or not? You don't add salt to your coffee, do you?
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
26 May 07
I LOVE pepper, I was hooked on chillies when I was pregnant, not as much now though. Gee I dont know about salt in coffee, if it is true maybe thats the reason why I put 3 sugars in mine.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 May 07
too much salt can clog your arteries and kill you that is how bad it is.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
25 May 07
Cheers, thats so blunt it scared me. I'll have to try and really cut down.
@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
5 Jun 07
Hey Calais I was never one for salt or pepper. I use to cook with it some but now I only use a little pepper. I have "no salt" by misses dash that I use instead of salt now. I to remember the band salt and peppa I used to like one or two of their songs but that was it. LOL. I can't believe I just admitted that! Oh well too late now. Have a good one!
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
5 Jun 07
Oh dont worry. Just remember I NEVER brought up that band name...
@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
5 Jun 07
LOL I know! Geez how things get off topic eh?
@vikceo (1301)
• India
4 Jun 07
hey dear don't worry, it is so easy to take care while putting in food as if the salt is less you can add later but once if during preparation it is more then your hunger and food are gone ,so take care.Estimate with spoon like for two person add 3/4 th of spoon and if it is less later add little more. Hope your problem will be solved
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
4 Jun 07
I have been good over the past couple of days. I have been halving the amount of salt I use.