Sea Salt, Is it healthier?

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.

BUT…

Sea Salt is:

  • Larger in volume than table salt crystals; therefore, one teaspoon of sea salt contains less salt and more air than one teaspoon of table salt, thereby reducing sodium intake 🙂
  • More flavorful & has coarser grains therefore you may add less of it, and still achieve the “saltiness” you desire.
  • Less processed; Sea salt is created through evaporation of sea water, rather than the chemical processing that table salt goes through.

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.

http://www.radiancenutrition.com

Bread and Other Common Foods Top List of Sodium Culprits

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