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Q. Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Regular Salt?

Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Regular Salt?

A. Even if you’re watching your sodium intake, you can enjoy sea salts. While gram for gram sea salts contain as much sodium as table salt, their larger crystals and unique flavors, derived from various sources, may result in your using less salt overall, says Chef Kyle Shadix, M.S., R.D., director at Nutrition + Culinary Consultants in New York City. Sel Gris de Í’lle de Ré gets its color from gray clay; Maldon has a distinct fine-flake crystal structure; and Himalayan Pink is named for the mountains where it’s mined. Another way to minimize sodium: don’t salt while you’re cooking and instead simply sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt on your finished dish before serving. Find interesting sea salts at gourmet shops or online at atthemeadow.com.

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Neither is not the answer at all. If you eliminate too much salt. You will suffer many complications.

Anonymous

02/14/2014 - 1:11pm

They contain the same amount of sodium? I Still dont understand... which one is healthier?!?!?!

Anonymous

01/31/2014 - 2:57pm

All processed food kills, manipulates or destroys healthy cells whether or not it the same scientic element. its how the human body process it. the best choice is to choose natural when possible

Anonymous

01/07/2014 - 9:43am

Iodine in sea salt very low-unless it has seaweed added

Anonymous

12/31/2013 - 3:42am

Isn't the best choice neither?

Anonymous

12/05/2013 - 4:28pm

Table salt is made in the lab.. Na Cl = NaCl.
Sea salt is evapourated to crystals.

They smell very different and sometimes taste different to me.

Anonymous

09/29/2013 - 11:17am

According lab research that I participated in table salt has Avery polluted version of sodium which by the time iodine is introduced to table salt the integrity of the iodine is reduced to nothing. Sea salt has the natural ocean resources for the nutrients and don't contain polluted or contain instead particles unless, a crude oil spill is introduced to the sea banks or ocean water that the sea salt is harvested from

Anonymous

09/24/2013 - 12:42pm

Sea Salt = NaCl

Common Salt = NaCl+I

Since we're being all technical.

Anonymous

09/22/2013 - 3:30pm

Getting Back to the most natural source .... sea salt .... is always , always the best choice . Our bodies were never meant to be polluted ,which causes many diseases and death . Natural sea salt goes back to even JESUS` day and used widely . Don't choose to die due to the lack of knowledge . Enough said ... now it's your choice .

Anonymous

09/11/2013 - 12:21pm

Getting Back to the most natural source .... sea salt .... is always , always the best choice . Our bodies were never meant to be polluted ,which causes many diseases and death . Natural sea salt goes back to even JESUS` day and used widely . Don't choose to die due to the lack of knowledge . Enough said ... now it's your choice .

Anonymous

09/11/2013 - 12:15pm

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