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Offline Tyler Whalen

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Spices and Seasoning question
« on: December 12, 2010, 04:00:45 PM »
Usually I cook my chicken with absolutely nothing on it, but yesterday I smeared olive oil on it and put garlic salt and lemon pepper on it. It tasted super good and I was wondering if spices and seasoning are healthy. I know that olive oil is good but what about other stuff?

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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 04:04:25 PM »
No reason to avoid spices so long as the spices you use come from whole foods and not processed sources, imho.

Just get things from the herbs section

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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 08:12:25 PM »
Some mixed seasonings are loaded with salt, so read labels. Best to stick with pure things, nothing wrong with herbs, peppers etc.

Edit: A tip for reading labels, what the product has the most of will be listed first, and the least of last. If Salt is in the first couple of ingredients avoid it
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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 06:59:43 AM »
I don't really see a reason to avoid salt unless you have chronic high blood pressure AND are at risk for a CV problems.

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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 10:33:19 AM »
I don't really see a reason to avoid salt unless you have chronic high blood pressure AND are at risk for a CV problems.

This is true.

Eat all the salt you want if you don't have issues.

Your body flushes it out after a day or two anyway
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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 11:45:50 AM »
*Smacks Head* you guys are right, I'm used to lecturing fat friends, but a active person shouldn't need to fear salt if they are exercising regularly.

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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 04:13:24 PM »
nevermind
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 04:28:17 PM by Tyler Whalen »

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Re: Spices and Seasoning question
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 02:24:15 PM »
If possible, grab some basil and rosemary plants. You can do wonders with plain chicken with those plants.
I eat a lot of food.