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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    It wasn't prickly at all. I just get tired of people wanting to use federal law to replace common sense and personal responsibility.

    I don't think any American is in danger if they just read the label on the package. A federal requirement I agree with, BTW.
    I agree it is more about personal responsibility, but with the case of how much salt is in our food it gets difficult. I have to stay very pro-active in knowing how much sodium I put into my body and I have to read the labels of everything. Plus just reading the individual labels doesn't take into account that if you were to add it with something else that is a lot more sodium.

    I am not saying they shouldn't put any salt in anything, but rather just not putting as much salt into things. But I do agree with you that people should read what we put into our bodies because it is sickening sometimes.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    I don't think restricting the sodium content of prepackaged foods due to health or environmental concerns qualifies as "nanny state". I think protecting it's citizens from unnecessary harm is job one for the government. Besides, they aren't saying you can add table salt to your food if you want.
    Again, there are labels and serving sizes. People are exceeding the serving sizes. Why should the food companies be punished when it is the people screwing up?

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I agree it is more about personal responsibility, but with the case of how much salt is in our food it gets difficult. I have to stay very pro-active in knowing how much sodium I put into my body and I have to read the labels of everything. Plus just reading the individual labels doesn't take into account that if you were to add it with something else that is a lot more sodium.

    I am not saying they shouldn't put any salt in anything, but rather just not putting as much salt into things. But I do agree with you that people should read what we put into our bodies because it is sickening sometimes.
    Here's a pretty safe way to avoid putting things in your body that you don't want in there: Eat unprocessed whole foods and be mindful of how you season them.

    Wow...how hard was that? Processed foods aren't meant to be your diet. They are meant for the occasional convenience of not preparing a meal but you should not be ingesting them every day or even every week.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Why is it "prickly" to think people should be responsible for the choices they make?

    Salt is a nutrient required to survive. Is ammonia?
    I'd love to make the choice to add some salt or what ever. But once the salt is there it can not be taken out.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    It's really hard to take the salt out of food.
    Don't eat processed food. Problem solved.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I'd love to make the choice to add some salt or what ever. But once the salt is there it can not be taken out.
    So eat something else. I love chocolate cake but I am allergic to coconut. So if the only cake is German Chocolate, I just have to decide on something different.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Don't eat processed food. Problem solved.
    That's what I said.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I am not even going to ask about that one.

    I only drink whole milk that is from local dairies.
    I now drink whole, organic, non-homogenized.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Here's a pretty safe way to avoid putting things in your body that you don't want in there: Eat unprocessed whole foods and be mindful of how you season them.

    Wow...how hard was that? Processed foods aren't mean to be your diet. They are meant for the occasional convenience of not preparing a meal but you should not be ingesting them every day or even every week.
    I don't eat a lot of processed foods, I work out regularly, and I still have to be aware of my intake because it is in so much of our food. I mean it sounds easy to say to it isn't difficult to know how much sodium we eat, but it really isn't. Well at least for me it isn't.

    But I understand where most of you are coming from and I agree it is a fine line with the government telling us what we can and cannot do. I just feel that if we could take 10% of the sodium out of our food and drinks and the taste does not change then why not do it?

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Clearly you've never seen friends.

    If you get stung by a jellyfish, one way to sort it out is to pee on your wound, because the Ammonia will disenfect it. (I think this was proven to be false btw)

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    That's what I said.
    So I see. LOL But I hadn't gotten that far yet, or else I would have said "What HE said!"

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