Hate to break it to you, but sea salt is not healthy for you

I’m sure many of you have shopped at Whole Foods, Trader Joes and even Fresh Market for sea salt. Even if you are budget-conscientious and can only afford Giant brand sea salt, the back of your mind tells you that it’s uber healthy.

I’ve seen customers at upper crest restaurants shake enough sea salt to cake an entree, just because they unseemingly think it will cure them of some mysterious ailment. Well, it sucks for them how wrong they are. Sea salt is only part of a halo-health effect that has infected the nation. It’s as bad for you as ketchup is for a diabetic ( read the nutritional label, and see how much suger is present per serving).

Despite the fact that sea salt is marketed as a healthier alternative to table salt, it’s just the media trying to skew with your brain, per usual. I mean, think about it. Revlon markets mascara to women insecure who are about their eye lashes, slim fast markets their drinks to people who worry about their waistline and high-end clothing companies like Banana Republic and The Limited market their clothes to people conscientious of a particular image they want to present to their fake friends and coworkers.

A product that is highly marketed doesn’t mean it will cure your deep-rooted fears of the way you look, feel, are and will be in the future. So, yeah, drop the sea salt hon.

I found a cogent article created by Dr. Katherine Zeratsky who wrote up a logical answer to this unnerving question: Is sea salt better for your health than table salt?

No. Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often marketed as a more natural and healthy alternative. The real differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing, not their chemical makeup.

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of seawater, usually with little processing, which leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements depending on its water source. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.

Table salt is mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt i.. read the rest here

As a whole, salt is only good for you sparingly–unless you indulge yourself on highly processed foods. If this article doesn’t convince you otherwise, please perform your own Google search and feel free to counter my views below this entry.

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