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Old 08-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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My dad has put extra salt on everything for years. Wouldn't even taste things. Just grabbed that shaker and shook. Eats salty everything! Well...he was at the doctor last week, and the doctor asked him if he ever eats salt. My sister was with him and said, "Yes, he puts salt on everything!". Well, come to find out, he has LOW sodium!!! What the heck???


HA HA! Leave dad alone. Not everyone is adversely effected by sodium intake.

I use salt like your dad and get grief from others all the time. My sister still makes a disgusted noise when I reach for the salt shaker. Of course, she NEVER salts anything making my salting necessary.
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My dad has put extra salt on everything for years. Wouldn't even taste things. Just grabbed that shaker and shook. Eats salty everything! Well...he was at the doctor last week, and the doctor asked him if he ever eats salt. My sister was with him and said, "Yes, he puts salt on everything!". Well, come to find out, he has LOW sodium!!! What the heck???
So, it was his body telling him he needed the extra salt.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:53 PM   #13
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My dad salted everything, even when he would order an occasional beer in a restaurant! Never had high blood pressure or any heart related problems. I hope that I inherited those genes! So far blood pressure is fine.

My partner's mom doesn't even have salt in her kitchen. She overcooks everything and doesn't season anything, it's pretty awful!
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:00 AM   #14
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HA HA! Leave dad alone. Not everyone is adversely effected by sodium intake.

I use salt like your dad and get grief from others all the time. My sister still makes a disgusted noise when I reach for the salt shaker. Of course, she NEVER salts anything making my salting necessary.
I guess we will leave him alone about it now. He always says that things I make has no salt even though it does have salt.
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So, it was his body telling him he needed the extra salt.
I guess he really did need it. He still craves salty things. He sweats a lot. I wonder if he just gets rid of it all.
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I have been known to tote salt and pepper in my pocket when going to eat out. You never know when you might need it. Seen the time I wish I had brought sour cream with me....on the other hand, that might be tricky to manage.
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It's one thing for a fast-food place to reduce the salt in the food itself - that's a good idea, for the people who are sensitive to salt. To remove it from the tables, though, is condescending, as if they know what's right for everyone.
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It's one thing for a fast-food place to reduce the salt in the food itself - that's a good idea, for the people who are sensitive to salt. To remove it from the tables, though, is condescending, as if they know what's right for everyone.
Most of the fast food places that I have seen don't have salt and pepper on the table. You usually have to grab the little packets. They are going to have salt shakers in the beverage section.

We sometimes eat at Bofinger BBQ Smokehouse, a BBQ smokehouse restaurant. You place your order and pick up your food when they call your name. They have salt and pepper shakers in their beverage section, next to the cutlery. Oops, I see that they now have the salt and pepper on the tables.
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I have never tried Boston Market, partly because of my mom's experience I guess. She tried them when they first opened near her and said everything was so salty she could hardly eat it.

Not putting salt shakers on the table might make a small difference. Some people don't think to grab the salt packets, but they grab a shaker without even thinking.
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Not putting salt shakers on the table might make a small difference. Some people don't think to grab the salt packets, but they grab a shaker without even thinking.
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