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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.
    Yeah well I also don't eat processed food, so I'm mostly just being a pain in the ass.

    Oh and salt and I have a deep-rooted love affair stretching back over a decade. Any classically trained chef worth their...salt uses copious amounts of it.
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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.
    Easier said than done. Even just making a simple sandwich. Consider one would have to start with making their own bread.

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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 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?
    I guess for me it's that every time you give the government an inch, it ends up taking a mile. Also, I don't like this social structure we have of blaming the nebulous and faceless manufacturer/system/"man" for the poor choices of the individual.

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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
    Easier said than done. Even just making a simple sandwich. Consider one would have to start with making their own bread.
    Fiber One Whole Wheat Bread

    There are good choices out there. You just have to make them.

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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
    He also only drinks organic milk once I told him how much pus was allowed in regular.
    pus is all natural. what exactly is the problem?
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    pus is all natural. what exactly is the problem?
    The truth is, it's not even pus. It's just somatic cells, which are even in organic milk you drink. All the somatic cells get lumped into the term "pus" by anti-milk groups.

    Like really...how the hell do you run out of things to rally against and turn to being an anti-milk loon?

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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
    Fiber One Whole Wheat Bread

    There are good choices out there. You just have to make them.
    You missed listing the salt content. The sodium content per slice is 170 mg. Assuming a person uses 2 slices of bread that right there is 340mgs of sodium not counting meat or mayo.

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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
    Because some of your irresponsible choices do in fact affect others.

    Beyond high blood pressure, hypertension, hardening of arteries, hardening of stool, water retention and gastric ulcers, recent research suggests that too much sodium can be attributed to bone loss as well. And bone loss is escalating among men, not just in women. If you happen to be on medicare/medicade I'm paying for your medications.

    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.
    Then what's the point of restricting the amount in prepackaged foods? It's a pointless exercise in growing the bureaucratic nanny state.

    And if you're worried about someone's actions affecting others, then speed limits should be no higher than 25 mph everywhere. Would you support that in the interest of the greater good?
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    At the end of the day all the food companies will do is find some other crap to put in our food. I mean my god you have "Sugar free" stuff, they just replaced the sugar with sorbitol or some other horrible chemical. The health effects of crap like sorbitol will take a long time to measure.

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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
    You missed listing the salt content. The sodium content per slice is 170 mg. Assuming a person uses 2 slices of bread that right there is 340mgs of sodium not counting meat or mayo.
    So choose a different bread with a lower sodium content. Or here's an idea: don't have a sandwich.

    My point was that you have tools available to help you make wise decisions. If you have a sodium problem, thats on you. It's not on the rest of the country to have the government step in and tell manufacturers to limit their sodium content because you failed to research what you put in your body.

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