salty food in NYC

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    Nov 30, 2015 10:04 PM GMT
    I agree with putting the calorie and fat amounts on the menu but this seems a bit much to me, probably because I think the salt scare is a bunch of malarkey for the vast majority of us.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-new-york-salt-idUSKBN0TJ2GV20151130
  • tj85016

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    Nov 30, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    it's not the salt and (natural) fat that kills you, it's the sugar and carbs
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 30, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI agree with putting the calorie and fat amounts on the menu but this seems a bit much to me, probably because I think the salt scare is a bunch of malarkey for the vast majority of us.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-new-york-salt-idUSKBN0TJ2GV20151130

    I agree with you about the salt scare but I guess for those who do have a salt problem this would be useful. Some people are just so stupid you have to hit them over the head with a baseball bat to get their attention. Evidence: Republicans.
  • LJay

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    Nov 30, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    Whether you are affected by salt healthwise or not, it certainly does odd things to the taste of food. Though I would not want to forego it completely, it is interesting that it can enhance flavor but also can take over the taste of food very quickly.

    Try cutting back or going without here and there and you will find that some things seem like different foods altogether.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 30, 2015 11:40 PM GMT
    entire civilizations, cities and roads were built on the salt trade - it's a red herring
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    Dec 01, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidentire civilizations, cities and roads were built on the salt trade - it's a red herring

    Maybe the salt back then was "different" just like the paleo and gluten free people like to claim that today's wheat is "different" from long ago wheat.   icon_rolleyes.gif
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Dec 01, 2015 2:32 AM GMT
    I used to work with a guy who was addicted to the Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary mix. He would literally go through 4-5 cans a day. Each can has something like 1250mg of sodium. Now, that is a lot of sodium!
  • tj85016

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    Dec 01, 2015 4:45 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    tj85016 saidentire civilizations, cities and roads were built on the salt trade - it's a red herring

    Maybe the salt back then was "different" just like the paleo and gluten free people like to claim that today's wheat is "different" from long ago wheat.   icon_rolleyes.gif


    I buy that argument
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    Dec 01, 2015 7:46 AM GMT
    tj85016 said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    tj85016 saidentire civilizations, cities and roads were built on the salt trade - it's a red herring

    Maybe the salt back then was "different" just like the paleo and gluten free people like to claim that today's wheat is "different" from long ago wheat.   icon_rolleyes.gif


    I buy that argument


    Low fat diets and low salt diets are myths that we can't seem to culturally back away from. It's proving to be a fatal mistake.
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 01, 2015 2:36 PM GMT
    None of it is a function of government, whether talking about calories or salt or what kind of container the food is in.

    Moral busybodies, please fvck off.
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 01, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI agree with putting the calorie and fat amounts on the menu but this seems a bit much to me, probably because I think the salt scare is a bunch of malarkey for the vast majority of us.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-new-york-salt-idUSKBN0TJ2GV20151130

    I agree with you about the salt scare but I guess for those who do have a salt problem this would be useful. Some people are just so stupid you have to hit them over the head with a baseball bat to get their attention. Evidence: Republicans.


    Incongruous. The NYC poor are obese, unhealthy, and eat garbage. They're dumb as rocks, and mostly vote Democrat. That's who these laws are aimed at.
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    Dec 02, 2015 2:41 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidLow fat diets and low salt diets are myths that we can't seem to culturally back away from. It's proving to be a fatal mistake.

    Krispy Kreme for the win!

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