Why not? Condiments and Spices


“Condiments, so frequently used by those of the world, are ruinous to the digestion.”{CCh 223.6}

“In this fast age, the less exciting the food, the better. Condiments are injurious in their nature. Mustard, pepper, spices, pickles, and other things of a like character, irritate the stomach and make the blood feverish and impure. The inflamed condition of the drunkard’s stomach is often pictured as illustrating the effect of alcoholic liquors. A similarly inflamed condition is produced by the use of irritating condiments. Soon ordinary food does not satisfy the appetite. The system feels a want, a craving, for something more stimulating.”CCh 223.7}

I believe this is because of spices, sugar and other unhealthy sweeteners (such as high fructose corn syrup, which they may not have been using back then when this woman was alive, but is used now), and vinegar. 

“Some have so indulged their taste, that unless they have the very article of food it calls for, they find no pleasure in eating. If condiments and spiced foods are placed before them, they make the stomach work by applying this fiery whip; for it has been so treated that it will not acknowledge unstimulating food.” {CCh 223.8}
“Spices at first irritate the tender coating of the stomach, but finally destroy the natural sensitiveness of this delicate membrane. The blood becomes fevered, the animal propensities are aroused, while the moral and intellectual powers are weakened and become servants to the baser passions. The mother should study to set a simple yet nutritious diet before her family.” {CCh 223.9}

Rich and Complicated Mixtures
“The less that condiments and desserts are placed upon our tables, the better it will be for all who partake of the food. All mixed and complicated foods are injurious to the health of human beings. Dumb animals would never eat such a mixture as is often placed in the human stomach. ” {CD 113.3}
“The richness of food and complicated mixtures of food are health destroying.”  {CD 113.4}

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