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(Christian Broadcasting Network)   At Thanksgiving, I noticed my young in-laws are all addicted to salt. What could my father-in-law put in their salt shakers that will look like salt but not slowly poison them?   (cbn.com) divider line 80
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2012-11-24 07:50:45 PM
MSG.
 
2012-11-24 07:53:28 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Sodium chloride is not a poison. Your father-in-law failed at parenting for not emphasizing the daily safe dosage to his children.

Salt should not be served at the dinner table in any case. If a dish needs salt, the cook has failed.


"Should not"? According to whom, exactly? You?

TSB (true story; no idea if it's cool)

I was at a fancy restaurant with friends and we got this exact kind of grief from the maitre d'. Someone at the table asked for salt, and we got a "I'm sorry; but Chef has salted the dish exactly the way it is supposed to be", at which point one of my friends who at the time held a high civil post in the Canadian government says "Two weeks ago, I had supper at Buckingham Palace where the Queen herself was in attendance and there were salt shakers set. If it's good enough for her, it's good enough for this place." Outgunned. The poor bastard didn't put up any further fight and brought us our salt.
 
2012-11-24 08:00:21 PM
I have to bring my own salt to other people's houses because the high-blood pressure lie has spread broadly and without remorse.
 
2012-11-24 08:01:36 PM
Are you guys kidding? Salt is good on everything. Lots of it. It's not bad for you.
 
2012-11-24 08:38:31 PM
I salt my food any old way I wish.

After I taste it.

If I have been invited to eat at another person's house I do not question what they set on their table.
 
2012-11-24 08:40:42 PM
How about you let them enjoy their meal?
 
2012-11-24 09:10:55 PM
What could my father-in-law put in their salt shakers that will look like salt but not slowly poison them?

I'm going to go with "salt."
 
2012-11-24 09:22:29 PM

SubBass49: Lsherm: Mrs. Dash doesn't look like salt, but it's specifically meant to replace it.

If you need to fool them, since salt shaking is mainly just a habit anyway (no one is really going to notice it isn't real salt):

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The texture is right and it doesn't have any sodium. As a bonus, it has a boatload of potassium, so one serving is more than what you get in a banana.

Subby here...this is kind of what I was going for. Something they'd THINK was salt, that they could shake onto their food to satisfy the habit end of the whole thing (since they don't bother to taste it first anyway), and that wouldn't have negative long-term health effects (seeing as the food they eat already has plenty of salt to begin with).


Well, then, there you go!

Don't you think? Or do you need more more subversiveness?
 
2012-11-24 09:23:17 PM
"Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift; allein die Dosis machts, daß ein Ding kein Gift sei." -- Paracelsus, allegedly
 
2012-11-24 09:47:25 PM
Who says salt is dangerous? You really need to do some research on what you think is dangerous.

Study after study shows that low salt diets are more dangerous than high salt diets.

Besides if you overdose on salt you can always medicate yourself with Dihydrogen Monoxide but there are some dangers to this as well.

Link
 
2012-11-24 09:50:34 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: "Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift; allein die Dosis machts, daß ein Ding kein Gift sei." -- Paracelsus, allegedly


Das ist Wahrheit.
 
2012-11-24 11:37:49 PM

revrendjim: Marcus Aurelius: Sodium chloride is not a poison. Your father-in-law failed at parenting for not emphasizing the daily safe dosage to his children.

Salt should not be served at the dinner table in any case. If a dish needs salt, the cook has failed.

This. You would die if you didn't get enough salt, which hardly fits the definition of a poison. Some people experience high blood pressure if they consume too much salt, and this leads to cardiovascular disease. Many people, however, are unaffected by it. In short, if you have high blood pressure then cut back on the salt, otherwise don't worry about it.


There is so much salt in processed food that you could eliminate the salt shaker entirely and never be in danger of not getting enough salt. Personally, I never use the salt shaker, but on occasion I get a craving for potato chips, french fries, or similar salty foods - which is my body telling me I need a little salt.
 
2012-11-24 11:40:59 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: "I'm sorry; but Chef has salted the dish exactly the way it is supposed to be"


I would have responded with, "the chef needs to go back to school," since I don't have a story involved the Queen. I'm very sensitive to salt because I never add extra. If I think it needs salt, the cook farked up.
 
2012-11-25 12:17:21 AM
idiots. salt freaks love the taste of salt. they pour salt all over their food before they even taste their food. f them, t them right in the a. let them kill themselves and mind your own gotdamm business nosey mcsalty. they are going to suck salt all their lives unless they have an epiphany. there is no substitute.

side note: if you actually want to enhance food flavor, sea salt is incredible, in small doses.
 
2012-11-25 12:41:28 AM
I work for Cargill Salt, so I'm getting a kick, etc.

=]
 
2012-11-25 01:03:29 AM

Spare Me: Sea salt or kosher salt. Ditch the iodide.


Yes, iodide is poison
 
2012-11-25 01:50:20 AM

Poison Appleseeds: Spare Me: Sea salt or kosher salt. Ditch the iodide.

Yes, iodide is poison


Har. Happy goitering to yoooouuuuuu.

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2012-11-25 02:27:06 AM

SubBass49: Lsherm: Mrs. Dash doesn't look like salt, but it's specifically meant to replace it.

If you need to fool them, since salt shaking is mainly just a habit anyway (no one is really going to notice it isn't real salt):

[img42.imageshack.us image 180x306]

The texture is right and it doesn't have any sodium. As a bonus, it has a boatload of potassium, so one serving is more than what you get in a banana.

Subby here...this is kind of what I was going for. Something they'd THINK was salt, that they could shake onto their food to satisfy the habit end of the whole thing (since they don't bother to taste it first anyway), and that wouldn't have negative long-term health effects (seeing as the food they eat already has plenty of salt to begin with).


Be devious. leave the salt in, but put only one shaker on the table, and make it one that is permanently almost 100% clogged. It would be hard to think of anything you could put in there that would be less harmful than actual salt, and not have it's own risks (i.e. it would suck if you put something that set off an undiscussed allergy)

Of course, you could always consider just suggesting the truth: have him take the salt off the table and explain the health concern. Altering basic food ingredients and not telling people gets into sketchy ethical territory, unless your last name is Monsanto.
 
2012-11-25 03:20:06 AM
Hmm. Well, I was all ready to be judgy and call you a bad person for a, trying to protect people from themselves, b, thinking you know better, c, tricking them into consuming an unknown (to them) substance, and d, depriving them of something they enjoy. But after thinking about it I realized "young" is a relative term, maybe you mean minors, and I don't know the in's and out's of your situation so instead I'll just comment on something else!

You don't become "addicted" to salt, there is no physical or even mental dependency. Though there is a minimum amount needed to stay alive, and food can taste like crap without it. I also doubt many people truly salt out of habit. There are many foods I know right off the bat won't be salty enough for me, so I salt them without tasting.

In the end, salt is a simple joy in life that is ridiculously hard to do any damage to your body with, despite what some website on the internet may say. Chances are they'll just drink more water and the excess salt will be flushed out of their system. The human body is cool like that.
 
2012-11-25 04:27:23 AM
"I Can't Believe It's Not Sodium Chloride" Look for it in your local health food store.
 
2012-11-25 10:33:17 AM

Kittypie070: Poison Appleseeds: Spare Me: Sea salt or kosher salt. Ditch the iodide.

Yes, iodide is poison

Har. Happy goitering to yoooouuuuuu.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 263x400]


I was going to make a comment about the fapability of that pic... but I just don't have it in me.

Is she croaking to find a mate? -that one I can do.
 
2012-11-25 10:35:20 AM

RexTalionis: Fun fact: Did you know that insensitivity to the taste of salt is an early indicator of lead poisoning?

Romans used to flavor their sweet wines with lead acetate (more commonly known as lead sugar) by keeping wine in lead urns. The result is that the Roman diet started consuming more and more salt as the population lost the ability to taste it.


My kids often salt before tasting and I razz them about it every time. Maybe I shouldn't have let them gnaw on the windowsills.
 
2012-11-25 11:48:14 AM
How about salt. Turns out that salt isn't all the bad for you. We don't even have much evidence that the hyper tension that it causes is a problem for those that already have high blood pressure. I would suggest not worrying so much about that part of their diet. Salt in general is good for you.
 
2012-11-25 12:50:01 PM
ricen
 
2012-11-25 01:14:31 PM
Look at the label of a can of Campbell's soup or the back of a Swanson's dinner. If you think sprinkling a little salt on turkey is bad for ya, you'll have a coronary when looking at the sodium content,
 
2012-11-25 02:29:29 PM
Finely ground glass. Looks just like the real thing.
 
2012-11-25 04:28:10 PM

Saberus Terras: Kittypie070: Poison Appleseeds: Spare Me: Sea salt or kosher salt. Ditch the iodide.

Yes, iodide is poison


Har. Happy goitering to yoooouuuuuu.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 263x400]


I was going to make a comment about the fapability of that pic... but I just don't have it in me.

Is she croaking to find a mate? -that one I can do.


*laf*

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2012-11-25 04:42:01 PM

Poison Appleseeds: Spare Me: Sea salt or kosher salt. Ditch the iodide.

Yes, iodide is poison


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I spent the last few years building up an immunity to... Oh, sorry, I misheard you.
 
2012-11-25 07:09:44 PM
Crack.
 
2012-11-25 10:08:16 PM
If I had a meal and someone tricked me into ingesting something I did not intend to ingest I would have a big time problem with it. At best I would never have anything to do with that person. Even more so if a family member did that. Subby I bet you wouldn't like it either. It doesn't matter if it's a harmless thing or a drug. You are just creepy as hell and very inappropriate. Shame on you. You sound like a self righteous douche. Why don't you make your own health decisions and let others make theirs?
 
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