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5/25/14 3:31 P

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eggs, potatoes and tomatoes agree. i had frozen some things before i started to watch my salt, when i thawed them out this past week, they tasted so good!!!!!! still not over it but im trying.

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5/19/14 11:15 A

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In all the years since expecting our first off-spring, I have not used salt in cooking or baking & certainly not had a salt shaker on the table. My concerns with salt intake are the hidden places that salt may be in products & naturally.

What surprises me is when watching cooking shows --- they test something & often say "It needs more salt!" --- at which point I would probably be saying "It is too salt!" emoticon

Also, I have tasted recipes made with salt & without salt & to me there is no increase in flavor to the one made with the salt (a claim I have heard made).

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I can leave the salt shaker alone except for two foods. That is eggs and tomatoes. I am still working on those two.

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doing this to the salt shaker top is the only way to control him . his mom used to not put the salt shaker on the table . his father would yell for the salt but wouldn't get up to get it and wanted someone else to get it . no one would and he used less salt as a result but this wouldn't work with my hubby . I just take the shaker top and put clear glue on the top and seal the holes . that way it will not allow the salt to get out . thus he doesn't salt his food . but thinks he is . I know its just the motion of shaking the shaker that makes him happy . I do not add salt to anything I cook . I missed it when I first started doing this now its second nature to me and I am using other spices in its place . it helps spices . Have you ever been to the splice shop? they are on line . keep my pantry fresh .

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Donna.. you are a brave, smart one.. LOL. Hubby uses so much salt that it has basically sanded our beautiful wooden table. I might have to make sure he doesn't have his glasses when we eat along with gluing the lid shut. Not exactly sure what you mean there.. but maybe putting water in the top would work?

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Hi I am new to the team and have a lot of trouble with salt due to high blood pressure. Wow HollySnowWoman how brave of you about the frys. I did not know I could order them without salt. I guess I need to start speaking up for myself

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i still glue the salt shaker top with clue every week . that way it simply will not allow the salt to come out and hubby shakes it but does not know it gets nothing . if he does and unblocks it i redo it when his back is turned . telling him the humidity of the kitchen must make it shut . works for awhile . until he notices and cleans . emoticon

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Hubby talked me into going out to a Mexican restaurant tonight. I tracked the fajitas (half priced.. I couldn't resist) but WOW. I had over 4400 mg of sodium in one day. I could have done with a smaller portion. Anyway, it's out of my system now.. as they say.
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try to reduce your salt intake is hard . it is hidden and not spoken about in the contents of food label . salt and fat white foods are used to excess in all foods . It is hard to stop . but if we joined together we might make a difference . but we have to stand strong .

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Have you ever went to Macdonalds and order fries without salt? You always step to the side and wait on them because they are made to order. Thank you Macdonalds! The young girl who was training repeated my order 3 times just to make sure she had it right and when I got my very hot fries she had put 2 salt pkgs on my tray LOL.

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Doing better this week with the sodium

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I, too, have been eating things with sodium this week....I've been sick and eating a lot of soup and juice.....I should've bought lower sodium soups, but I didn't. I'm all done as of now!

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It is amazing Nancy how much better we feel when we get the sodium under control. I never thought about the sleep connection. I am just overly sleepy.. and getting too much sodium lately. It has to change!

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For the past week or so I have been buying salty things - like a can of chili, for example - that I know I should never eat. And I have also not been getting enough sleep. Pretty sure there's a connection there, but not sure what it is.
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I have had to watch my salt intake for the last 4 years - you talk about hard!!!! I try to cook most things myself & if I buy an ingredient at the store I go with the lowest sodium possible. It is not easy, but it is getting easier since people have started watching & raising the devil about it! Thanks people!!!

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Eating low-sodium/no-sodium foods is quite difficult for me as I'm more of a salt person. I do not add salt to food when I cook it and I also try to prepare my food with salt-free ingredients. Fresh/frozen vegetables are best as most canned foods have sodium. My doctors have advised me that salt substitutes are a no-no as they have more potassium than needed. I'm learning that natural is the way to go. Sugar substitutes are just as bad for the body. I guess if God didn't make it, I don't need it.....or at least not as much of it emoticon

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I try to find foods with as little added ingredients/preservatives as possible. I stick to whole foods as much as I can. Naturally helps keep the sodium low.

Making mashed potatoes was a challenge for a while until I would just mix low sodium vegetable broth as the only ingredient, and it finally gave it adequate flavor for my taste. Works best with yukon gold potatoes instead of russets.

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Bringing this thread back up toward the top. Personally, after working at this for at least 35 years, most food usually tastes pretty good to me just plain. I think there's a movement to eat food "bare," and I like it. Anyone else?
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If I absolutely have to have some salt, I will do a small twist from a hand-ground sea salt grinder. Our bodies need a good balance of Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium. If I'm going to have some sodium, I'd much rather it be from a pure God-given source than from pre-packaged foods that are using it as a preservative. There's a brand called Ocean's Flavors and it's pure sea salt but is 55% or so less sodium content which is really nice if you need a salt fix without the added sodium. A lot of health food stores have it or you can get it online at:
http://www.oceansflavor.com/

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I agree, Mrs Dash is difficult to get used to. The marinades are not that good in my opinion. But you have to do something. I will continue to try different spices and flavors. Just wish there was a reasonable sub that made the same effect as our little enemy...SALT!!!

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You know, ladies, sad thing is... I rarely EVER used the salt shaker and I'm in the place that I'm in right now. That's simply how much SALT is in prepared foods and fast foods!! Bread is a biggie, but MILK also has it! I was shocked... so many foods have Na as a preservative.
I'm going to college again at age 52 to complete my Nursing degree. You would think I'd know better than to eat this way...

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emoticon I have found cumin and or oregano are great flavor additives emoticon emoticon

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I've been trying Mrs. D out for the past few weeks, and just can't get used to it. I may try to make my own blends if I can find a food recipe.

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I go with Mrs Dash, and sometimes the AlsoSalt. Don't even know where my saltshaker is.

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I started not keeping the salt shaker on the table too. It helps cut down on the mindless salt shaking. I've been steaming a lot of my veggies and seasoning them with olive oil, lemon and herbs.

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emoticon found!! emoticon Thnak you!

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I too do not have a salt shaker on the table or add to my cooking. emoticon emoticon

To get the bell peppers, go to the emoticon box and click on food....there you will find several food items. Enjoy!! emoticon





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Ditto....salt bad......citrus & herbs good! emoticon emoticon emoticon
I love your beautiful bell peppers....where did you get them?

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Hello!

I no longer shake salt on my food while or after cooking. I flavor food with only herbs, spices, and lemon and lime juices that I have at home, And of course Mrs Dash salt free blends. I'm working hard on living a healthy lifestyle and reaching my goal.

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