Do you salt your food

@ersmommy1 (12595)
United States
January 7, 2009 6:37pm CST
before you taste it or after? I have a friend. He salts all his meals before he tastes them. I am afraid one day they will be too salty for him. And it doesn't matter the meal. Breakfast, lunch , dinner. He even puts salt and pepper on his salads.
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@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Hi, I never use excess salt for the reason I am allergic to iodized salt. I can only have a small amount but I know salt is necessary for muscles to keep them from aching.I get my sodium from foods that have it natrually. Too much salt intake can lead to diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.
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@winieann (234)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
your friend might have a pinoy side of him most of the Filipinos love salt and puts salt on almost every dish. or maybe your friends tolerances on salty food had gone that bad insanely bad. too much salt kills our kidneys by the way. that's what my Father always say not to have too much salt if possible no salt and it is true, he had kidney stones before because of it. i was once a fan of salty food and loves salt that much that my dad is still at work and its meal time there is salt besides my plate. but little step at a time i quite the salting and more buko juice it cleanses our kidneys.
• Canada
8 Jan 09
no i don't but my ex salts everything like crazy and now my daughter is picking it up. i used to get away by pretending to salt it but not tipping it all the way or covering the holes while salting but that doesn't work anymore
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@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Well,I tend to put salt and pepper in my food when I cook it. It's very seldom that I add salt to the dishes I haven't cooked because most people seem to need more salt and spices than me Although,I knew a girl who would shake salt and pepper on her potato chips before eating them,after that salads sound pretty normal
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I rarely salt anything because my husband has HBP. Salt is not good for you and I suppose it could become a habit of salting everything but I try to keep it a minimum both in cooking or on the table.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I might put a little salt or pepper on my food and then taste, but if it tastes good enough I won't put anymore. If it doesn't taste good enough I'll add more and then taste again. If one day it is to salty or peppery for him, he'll just throw it out and then maybe he won't salt it so much.
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• United States
21 Jan 09
I try not to salt my food at all if I can get away with it. I eat enough as it is. I don't need to make my food tastier in order to encourage me to eat it. Matter of fact, if it is dull and bland that would probably help with my diet.
@mtdewgurl74 (18116)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I usually will salt a little bit when making just enough for taste but not alot so others will have to add what they want if they want more. I don't like alot of salt and can't have much because of High Blood Pressure...And now more then ever I want to get it lowered. My mom's New landlord just had a heart attack a few days ago due to his very high blood pressure.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I really do not cook with salt, and do not even add it to my food. Maybe something like french fries, I will add a little salt. My husband adds salt to everything, even tuna fish, which I think is salty enough. I always tell my husband to taste his food first, maybe it doesn't need salt, but he salts anyway. I do not use pepper either, my husband does. I like to season my food with garlic or onions for my taste, bu my husband is not an onion lover.
• India
10 Jan 09
adding salt before eating helps if no salt is added...but if it goes in excess the food just sucks.....pepper can be added to certain dishes like soups n salads....but not for all...i appreciate him for trying something no one dare to try but its bad for health.....
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 09
Hi dear well, i dont like extra salt and sure even if its less salt in the meal, i go with it but sure in teenage, i used to eat salt and specially with fruits like Kino, Oranges etc Now taking extra Salt mean, inviting high BP, LOl take care
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Neither. I don't usually salt my food. In fact I even request for no salt fries when I go to fast food restaurants such as McDonald's. To me, the fries actually taste better without the salt. I've never really cared for salt though. Especially when there is too much of it on food. It makes me gag, literally! I've heard of people putting pepper on salad, but salt? Eww! Too much salt can be bad for someone's health. Just like anything else it should be used in moderation.
@katsmeow1213 (28902)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I don't put salt on anything. I rarely use the stuff unless a recipe calls for it. I don't really use pepper either. It's just how I was brought up. My mom had high blood pressure, so she never used salt. She had some fake salt stuff she'd use if she had to, but I just got used to food without salt. My hubby used to drown his food in salt, I didn't understand how he could do that. I was also worried about his health. I ended up buying him some fake salt stuff too because I was worried what that much salt was doing to him. But after 7 years together he's no longer using much salt either. When his parents come over they bring their own salt because they know we don't use it. I mean, we have salt, I just don't put it out on the table or anything, they must assume I don't even own it. It sort of offended me when MIL put salt all over her plate for Christmas dinner... but if she wants to kill herself by eating too much salt, I'm not going to stop her.
• United States
8 Jan 09
i usually don't put salt and pepper on anything but salad. But then again it all depends i usually taste my food first and make sure it tastes okay with out it cause i would rather not add things to my food that the chef didn't intend on being in it
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Yes. I use a little bit of salt but my main ingredient to season with, is pepper. I love the spicy taste but it gives me heartburn alot of times.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I salt my food often before I taste it. Especially the stuff that I cook because I know how it will taste if I don't add the salt. Personally I like the taste of salt so I guess that is another reason why I salt my meals before I taste them. I probably use too much salt as a matter of fact, but as long as my health check ups keep coming back fine I don't overly concern myself with adding salt to my food.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
8 Jan 09
If I made the food then usually I will salt it without tasting it. Mostly because I do not add much salt to my food when I am cooking it. There are things that I KNOW need more salt. If someone else made it then I taste it first.
• United States
8 Jan 09
My husband is the same way about adding salt to his food. He adds salt and pepper before he even tries it. It drives me crazy lol. Especially when he asks me first if it needs salt, I say no, and he adds it anyway without tasting it. I think some people's bodies crave salt. My husband is in a physical line of work and sweats a lot while he is working. I really believe it's his body's way of telling him he needs to replenish what he lost. Then again sometimes I think it's just habit. I, on the other hand never salt my food without trying it first. I don't like things too salty. I add some salt when I cook and never need to add it after. Eating out though I do sometimes have to add salt because many places add none at all and it tastes too bland to me without it.
@redhotpogo (4430)
• United States
8 Jan 09
always after. some foods are already salted, and some just don't need salt.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I always taste the food first. I use almost no salt, I think enough is in the processed food. When we were first married my husband put heavy salt and pepper on everything, but he has moderated his use drastically through the years. We seldom add any salt when cooking. I think most salt use is habit.