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2021-11-28 2:04:43 AM  
Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than salt than the competitors salt.
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2021-11-28 2:07:38 AM  

the unabomber was right: Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than the competitors salt.
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Fixed the typo.

But also, just drink the amount of water you're supposed to and you don't need to worry about salt intake...?
 
2021-11-28 2:09:07 AM  
Bath salts, of course.
 
2021-11-28 2:59:25 AM  
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2021-11-28 3:20:35 AM  

the unabomber was right: Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than salt than the competitors salt.
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It's got potassium chloride, which not only replaces some of the sodium chloride, but also helps balance the ions in your cells. Highly recommended.

Too many people don't get enough potassium.
 
2021-11-28 4:30:39 AM  

MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.


This.

/and D3
//and B12
///and magnesium
 
2021-11-28 5:08:09 AM  
I'm searching for my lost shaker of salt.
 
2021-11-28 6:43:21 AM  
Sodium is sodium. Give or take.

Like any other molecule required for our body you can't eliminate it but it you can definitely get too much.

I'm astonished sometimes when I look at the nutritional charts of restaurants. 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000+ for a single serving not meant to be shared. Now that is absurd!

On the other hand there are doctor-preachers who are like "get less than 1500" who don't seem to have read up on modern science. Not only is that generally not possible it is not advisable for people who don't have genetic preconditions which require them to limit sodium intake like a cousin of mine. Most of us don't have that problem assuming we don't consume sodium-bombs as I previously mentioned.
 
2021-11-28 7:57:27 AM  

MrBallou: the unabomber was right: Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than salt than the competitors salt.
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It's got potassium chloride, which not only replaces some of the sodium chloride, but also helps balance the ions in your cells. Highly recommended.

Too many people don't get enough potassium.


Mostly because the foods that hold it are....mostly ick for a good chunk of the world, or things they wouldnt want to eat on a daily basis in the needed volumes, since now apparently they think adults need 3400mg a day.

Somehow I doubt that number, since it means you need to eat either: 1.5 cups of dried apricots, 5 cups of cooked lentils, 2.5 cups of dried prunes, 7 potatos, 11 bananas or a shiat ton of other stuff. Which....is honestly impossible to eat and have a balanced diet. Which would mean supplements, the wonder world of unregulated snake oil
 
2021-11-28 8:03:45 AM  
Subby sounds salty
 
2021-11-28 8:07:44 AM  

educated: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

This.

/and D3


You sound like you need more sun. Why are you pushing an animal product? Vegans must hate you.

//and B12
///and magnesium
 
2021-11-28 8:17:27 AM  

fasahd: educated: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

This.

/and D3

You sound like you need more sun. Why are you pushing an animal product? Vegans must hate you.

//and B12
///and magnesium


I say vitamin D and everyone's all "haw haw vitamin dick"

I saw D3 and get dinged for pushing an animal product (sheep would live very uncomfortable lives if we did not shear them, btw)

You sound irritable and potentially depressed. Have you had your D levels checked recently?

/skin cancer may as well be a sibling at this point. Sun can fark off.
 
2021-11-28 8:25:27 AM  
Subby is right, salt is salt. Anything else, categorically, is salt + additives.
 
2021-11-28 8:27:58 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Subby sounds salty


Aerosmith - Uncle Salty (Official Audio)
Youtube acISuX2aBrI
 
2021-11-28 8:31:14 AM  
It's the fish pee in sea salt that makes it so good!
 
2021-11-28 8:34:55 AM  

educated: fasahd: educated: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

This.

/and D3

You sound like you need more sun. Why are you pushing an animal product? Vegans must hate you.

//and B12
///and magnesium

I say vitamin D and everyone's all "haw haw vitamin dick"

I saw D3 and get dinged for pushing an animal product (sheep would live very uncomfortable lives if we did not shear them, btw)

You sound irritable and potentially depressed. Have you had your D levels checked recently?

/skin cancer may as well be a sibling at this point. Sun can fark off.


There's nothing wrong with D2.

How to Improve Your Vitamin D Status
"Fortunately, there are many ways you can improve your vitamin D status.
Below are a few ideas:
Select mushrooms that have been exposed to ultraviolet light"
That was the first in the list. I like to eat shrooms and sit under the blacklight in front of my Glow in the dark Led Zeppelin posters.

Also, you should consider mega dosing buffered vitamin C. Like 10 grams a day in a gallon of water or juice throughout the day. Iti s directly toxic to melanoma.
 
2021-11-28 8:47:45 AM  

fasahd: educated: fasahd: educated: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

This.

/and D3

You sound like you need more sun. Why are you pushing an animal product? Vegans must hate you.

//and B12
///and magnesium

I say vitamin D and everyone's all "haw haw vitamin dick"

I saw D3 and get dinged for pushing an animal product (sheep would live very uncomfortable lives if we did not shear them, btw)

You sound irritable and potentially depressed. Have you had your D levels checked recently?

/skin cancer may as well be a sibling at this point. Sun can fark off.

There's nothing wrong with D2.

How to Improve Your Vitamin D Status
"Fortunately, there are many ways you can improve your vitamin D status.
Below are a few ideas:
Select mushrooms that have been exposed to ultraviolet light"
That was the first in the list. I like to eat shrooms and sit under the blacklight in front of my Glow in the dark Led Zeppelin posters.

Also, you should consider mega dosing buffered vitamin C. Like 10 grams a day in a gallon of water or juice throughout the day. Iti s directly toxic to melanoma.


Thanks for the advice.
 
2021-11-28 9:00:47 AM  
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It (Official Music Video)
Youtube vCadcBR95oU
 
2021-11-28 9:06:33 AM  

the unabomber was right: the unabomber was right: Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than the competitors salt.
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Fixed the typo.

But also, just drink the amount of water you're supposed to and you don't need to worry about salt intake...?


"Salt-sensitive" high blood pressure is often a lack of potassium in the diet.  I used to take potassium tablets, until I started using lite-salt.  Still on a blood pressure med (120/80 isn't good enough these days, even at 70), but my Na and P levels are just above the bottom of the normal range.
 
2021-11-28 9:29:00 AM  
Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?
 
2021-11-28 9:30:31 AM  

educated: fasahd: educated: fasahd: educated: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

This.

/and D3

You sound like you need more sun. Why are you pushing an animal product? Vegans must hate you.

//and B12
///and magnesium

I say vitamin D and everyone's all "haw haw vitamin dick"

I saw D3 and get dinged for pushing an animal product (sheep would live very uncomfortable lives if we did not shear them, btw)

You sound irritable and potentially depressed. Have you had your D levels checked recently?

/skin cancer may as well be a sibling at this point. Sun can fark off.

There's nothing wrong with D2.

How to Improve Your Vitamin D Status
"Fortunately, there are many ways you can improve your vitamin D status.
Below are a few ideas:
Select mushrooms that have been exposed to ultraviolet light"
That was the first in the list. I like to eat shrooms and sit under the blacklight in front of my Glow in the dark Led Zeppelin posters.

Also, you should consider mega dosing buffered vitamin C. Like 10 grams a day in a gallon of water or juice throughout the day. Iti s directly toxic to melanoma.

Thanks for the advice.


emphasis on the buffered part. otherwise expect massive diarrhea on a scale familiar to Linus Pauling's subjects.
 
2021-11-28 10:06:50 AM  
It's got what plants crave.
 
2021-11-28 10:15:26 AM  

kdawg7736: I'm searching for my lost shaker of salt.


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2021-11-28 10:34:17 AM  

August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?


my wife and her father require it for adding to food before even tasting the food...

(don't worry, they also both love well done steak with ketchup)
 
2021-11-28 10:46:13 AM  

northernmanor: Subby is right, salt is salt. Anything else, categorically, is salt + additives.


Not to mention that, in order to get any nutritional benefit from less processed salt (sea, pink, black, etc.), you need to eat 2 cups a day. Do that and you will be dead in a few days,

I buy kosher for my general purpose and go through a 2 lb. box every few years. I also buy pickling salt for canning season since it is finer than Kosher but still has no additives.
 
2021-11-28 11:00:03 AM  

catmandu: northernmanor: Subby is right, salt is salt. Anything else, categorically, is salt + additives.

Not to mention that, in order to get any nutritional benefit from less processed salt (sea, pink, black, etc.), you need to eat 2 cups a day. Do that and you will be dead in a few days,

I buy kosher for my general purpose and go through a 2 lb. box every few years. I also buy pickling salt for canning season since it is finer than Kosher but still has no additives.


But the iodine turns your garlic such a pretty shade of bright blue-green. Don't you want your pickles to be pretty?!

I also view needing to add salt at the table as a failure in the kitchen. Not to mention the fact that you typically need way less salt to achieve the same seasoning level if you properly salt your food during the cooking process.
 
2021-11-28 11:38:43 AM  
olrasputin:

I also view needing to add salt at the table as a failure in the kitchen. Not to mention the fact that you typically need way less salt to achieve the same seasoning level if you properly salt your food during the cooking process.

Ok boomer. Just ignore the massive fact that everyone has their own taste of whats good for literally every dish on the planet. Which is why salt shakers exist in the first place


Well ok thats a lie. They exist because a good chef knows to make the dish with as little salt as possible, because YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD MORE LATER TO TASTE but its impossible to remove
 
2021-11-28 11:59:38 AM  

lifeslammer: olrasputin:

I also view needing to add salt at the table as a failure in the kitchen. Not to mention the fact that you typically need way less salt to achieve the same seasoning level if you properly salt your food during the cooking process.

Ok boomer. Just ignore the massive fact that everyone has their own taste of whats good for literally every dish on the planet. Which is why salt shakers exist in the first place


Well ok thats a lie. They exist because a good chef knows to make the dish with as little salt as possible, because YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD MORE LATER TO TASTE but its impossible to remove


Well, I'm certainly glad I don't have to eat any of your bland cooking.
 
2021-11-28 12:03:09 PM  

educated: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

This.

/and D3
//and B12
///and magnesium


The State Health Department says that if you live in Oregon you are D3 deficient
 
2021-11-28 12:32:58 PM  

August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?


I've got a really nice pepper mill and a bowl of kosher salt next to the stove. The only justification for a shaker I could think of is the fine ground I have in the cupboard for popcorn and cheap plastic disposable s&p shakers I have packed away with camping gear.
 
2021-11-28 12:51:32 PM  

The Red Zone: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

I've got a really nice pepper mill and a bowl of kosher salt next to the stove. The only justification for a shaker I could think of is the fine ground I have in the cupboard for popcorn and cheap plastic disposable s&p shakers I have packed away with camping gear.


Heh, exact same setup here. I'm still embarrassed by how much that goddamn pepper mill cost, but man...it grinds like 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per turn. And I do like me some pepper. Been so impressed with it, I got the smaller version for my white peppercorns.
 
2021-11-28 12:59:14 PM  

olrasputin: The Red Zone: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

I've got a really nice pepper mill and a bowl of kosher salt next to the stove. The only justification for a shaker I could think of is the fine ground I have in the cupboard for popcorn and cheap plastic disposable s&p shakers I have packed away with camping gear.

Heh, exact same setup here. I'm still embarrassed by how much that goddamn pepper mill cost, but man...it grinds like 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per turn. And I do like me some pepper. Been so impressed with it, I got the smaller version for my white peppercorns.


My mil was a gift, but I would have spent it anyway. It's a game changer. Adjustable coarseness, stainless internals yada yada. If I could have only one spice it would be pepper.
 
2021-11-28 1:04:53 PM  

The Red Zone: olrasputin: The Red Zone: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

I've got a really nice pepper mill and a bowl of kosher salt next to the stove. The only justification for a shaker I could think of is the fine ground I have in the cupboard for popcorn and cheap plastic disposable s&p shakers I have packed away with camping gear.

Heh, exact same setup here. I'm still embarrassed by how much that goddamn pepper mill cost, but man...it grinds like 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per turn. And I do like me some pepper. Been so impressed with it, I got the smaller version for my white peppercorns.

My mil was a gift, but I would have spent it anyway. It's a game changer. Adjustable coarseness, stainless internals yada yada. If I could have only one spice it would be pepper.


I like pepper...but I'd probably have to go with cumin if I had to choose one.

Was mostly just really sick of feeling like I was getting carpal tunnel while trying to get a reasonable amount of pepper. And sure, I've got an electric spice grinder. But if you consistently want fresh ground, getting that thing out for like a tsp of pepper is really freakin' lame.
 
2021-11-28 1:10:24 PM  

tintar: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

my wife and her father require it for adding to food before even tasting the food...

(don't worry, they also both love well done steak with ketchup)


Ha! I have family members like that.

I was rushed for time a few months back and picked up a quarter pounder with cheese. I couldn't finish it; it tasted like a salt lick.

Lots of over salting in the American wild.
 
2021-11-28 1:13:40 PM  

The Red Zone: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

I've got a really nice pepper mill and a bowl of kosher salt next to the stove. The only justification for a shaker I could think of is the fine ground I have in the cupboard for popcorn and cheap plastic disposable s&p shakers I have packed away with camping gear.


Same here: pepper mill, dish of kosher salt, spent wine bottle filled with good olive oil.
 
2021-11-28 1:37:53 PM  
Himalayan pink salt doesn't have the micro-plastics issue, and has a decent amount of trace minerals.
Potassium is better gotten from avocados (450+mg per 100g) anyway.
 
2021-11-28 2:53:58 PM  

MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.


K
 
2021-11-28 3:43:33 PM  

the unabomber was right: MrBallou: Too many people don't get enough potassium.

K


That's special.

/+1
 
2021-11-28 3:46:04 PM  

August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?


I hate over-salting my food, which means I under-salt a lot. So it's nice to have it there. Guess you're just that much of a better cook than most of us.
 
2021-11-28 3:47:25 PM  

lurkey: Himalayan pink salt doesn't have the micro-plastics issue, and has a decent amount of trace minerals.
Potassium is better gotten from avocados (450+mg per 100g) anyway.


True. Lovely trace minerals like lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals.
 
2021-11-28 3:48:33 PM  

August11: tintar: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

my wife and her father require it for adding to food before even tasting the food...

(don't worry, they also both love well done steak with ketchup)

Ha! I have family members like that.

I was rushed for time a few months back and picked up a quarter pounder with cheese. I couldn't finish it; it tasted like a salt lick.

Lots of over salting in the American wild.


I never order soup in a restaurant. It is always over salted.
 
2021-11-28 4:05:01 PM  

lurkey: Himalayan pink salt doesn't have the micro-plastics issue, and has a decent amount of trace minerals.
Potassium is better gotten from avocados (450+mg per 100g) anyway.


Why is it better to get potassium from avocados?
 
2021-11-28 4:13:22 PM  

catmandu: August11: tintar: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

my wife and her father require it for adding to food before even tasting the food...

(don't worry, they also both love well done steak with ketchup)

Ha! I have family members like that.

I was rushed for time a few months back and picked up a quarter pounder with cheese. I couldn't finish it; it tasted like a salt lick.

Lots of over salting in the American wild.

I never order soup in a restaurant. It is always over salted.


Pretty much everything in restaurants is oversalted. And they go heavier on the ajinomoto than any home cook I know.

"Enjoy your tasteless mush," I hear the usual contingent bleat.

If you didn't reflexively over-salt, over-sugar, over-MSG and let things sit in the pot or on the steam table until every last major organic flavor constituent was leached out people might be used to the way the ingredients taste.
 
2021-11-28 4:19:57 PM  

the unabomber was right: Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than salt than the competitors salt.
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I do sometimes, but in a lot of dishes you catch the bitter undertaste of the KCl. I've been making what I call Essential Saltes - mixture of food- and pharmaceutical-grade potassium and magnesium salts with just a touch of table salt and using it as a supplement so that I'm hitting the USRDA. Mrs. Nuran was getting leg cramps. They cleared up after a little while with this.
 
2021-11-28 4:27:14 PM  

austerity101: August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?

I hate over-salting my food, which means I under-salt a lot. So it's nice to have it there. Guess you're just that much of a better cook than most of us.


My wife thinks I'm the best home cook in the land. I think I'm average.

When it comes to recipes, I halve the salt and sugar and double the garlic. Our six Thanksgiving dinner guests cleaned each course so I don't think they missed the salt.

And I always cook with love in my heart.
 
2021-11-28 4:28:03 PM  

lurkey: Himalayan pink salt doesn't have the micro-plastics issue, and has a decent amount of trace minerals.
Potassium is better gotten from avocados (450+mg per 100g) anyway.


Downside being breaking up mountains for table salt. And all the gun-toting Chinese and Nepalese security contractors making sure the locals don't interfere with the bulldozing.

At least sea salt is renewable and can be extracted without hurting anything more than some unlucky crab that gets stepped on.
 
2021-11-28 4:42:12 PM  

the unabomber was right: Neither. Thats why I always use diet salt which has 50% less salt than salt than the competitors salt.
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Their package is half the size?
 
2021-11-28 4:57:02 PM  

anuran: If you didn't reflexively over-salt, over-sugar, over-MSG and let things sit in the pot or on the steam table until every last major organic flavor constituent was leached out people might be used to the way the ingredients taste.


there's definitely some kind of additive feedback loop. my ex-wife's Auntie is a truly amazeballs cook - but the amount of excess oil and salt in her food over the ~decade I was present, only continued to grow. her main target audience liked and expected it. ditto e.g. the Pakistani/Afghani lunch counter in the elevator lobby of a former office - absolutely delicious vegetarian dishes every single time, but good lord the oil and salt. not trying to pin anything on South Asian cooking, these are simply personal examples that stand out to me.

I did however find it super cute when Auntie always brought her own spices to restaurants - because everyone else's cooking is, "too namby pamby god dammit bullshiate to hell yar" - also that reminds me, I've been meaning to smuggle a tiny jar of 7spice with me everywhere.

I do try to modulate - lol, I even have post-its on the fridge saying "ohai! if you're making X then you only need Y amount of aji-no-moto per Z weight" - but... yeah, I'll admit to times I came back, tasted, tossed in an extra 1/4-1/2tsp.
 
2021-11-28 4:57:30 PM  

August11: Table salt is the strangest concept. I've not owned a shaker for decades. Don't people season adequately as they cook?


People don't agree on what is properly salted, or peppered.

Its a bit like having chilli on the table. If I add the amount to my taste, my guests wouldn't be able to eat it.
 
2021-11-28 7:31:50 PM  

catmandu: lurkey: Himalayan pink salt doesn't have the micro-plastics issue, and has a decent amount of trace minerals.
Potassium is better gotten from avocados (450+mg per 100g) anyway.

True. Lovely trace minerals like lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals.


That's why it tastes better, and why I use it.
 
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