Plain and simple… sea salt is not healthier than regular ol’ table salt. By weight, sea salt and table salt have the same amount of sodium chloride. Both sea salt and table salt contain approximately 375 mg per gram of sodium.
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The American Heart Association recommends a daily sodium intake of no more than 2300 mg, and recommends staying below 1500 mg if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, are middle-aged (or older), or if you’re of African-American decent.
Commonly, I hear “I don’t salt my food, so I know I don’t get too much sodium.”
Too bad it’s not that simple. 77% of the sodium intake in a typical American diet comes from processed foods (not the salt shaker). Read your food labels to uncover surprising sodium culprits.