Monday, February 6, 2012

Sea Salt vs Table Salt

Salt gets a lot of negative hype from “health professionals” and media. However, our bodies need a certain amount of salt and there is a significant difference in table salt vs. sea salt and the effects on our health.

Table salt is the most common salt used. It is completely refined. The processing procedure removes the mass majority of its natural minerals (the good stuff). In addition, processing adds chemicals such as Sodium Bicarbonate, Fluoride, and Potassium, Iodide to name a few. Anti-caking chemicals must be added to salt that has been heat treated/processed. Due to what is removed and what chemicals are added, table salt is directly impacts retention in the body which can effect blood pressure, edema, muscle cramps/spasms.

Sea salt is from naturally evaporated seawater. It is not chemically heated (like table salt). The sun dries sea salt so no trace minerals are lost. The health benefits of sea salt are due to these trace minerals, which include Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, and Boron to name a few. These elements are all necessary for the human body to function at its best. Sea salt (and the natural minerals it contains) aids in digestion, reduction of water retention and aids in the bones as well as other internal organs.

So the next time you are buying salt at the grocery, consider sea salt for a “healthier” choice.

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