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Cannot eat food with extra salt. Reason?

I don't normally use much salt in cooking or at the table. - a running joke at my house is that I say things are too salty or too sweet. Lately, I've noticed that I can pick up on an extra salty taste in many foods (things like processed meats are out of the question). I donate plasma 2x a week and have been OK for blood pressure. 59 years old. Don't eat much meat, don't eat/enjoy sweets, drink lots of water, juice veggies/fruits 2x/week. 1 - 2 wine/day.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Since you donate plasma,sodium concentration in your blood stream will be high,resulting in increased salty taste in your mouth.
It can also be due to altered taste sensation.
Depapillation of tongue also can cause this.
I would advice you to take a balanced diet.
This is not a serious concern.
Please avoid unnecessary worries.
I wish you good health.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
As per information provide i can conclude two things , first as you donate plasma, which consist of Electrolytes like Sodium, potasium, magnesium etc. so when you consume even a pinch of these electrolyted e.g. Salt , your taste buds give overresponse.Second its a rule of nature that everyone's taste thrashould is different so its basicaaly individual basis on which we feel a taste.
So dont worry it perfectly fine.
Dr. Amit K. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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