Sea salt remains all the rage. It is no secret that if you have any adrenal issues, you need extra salt with iodine. While table salt can contain idodine, it is not a healthy, natural alternative. To some sea salt seems to be a luxury, however, there are actually many mineral properties in sea salt. Table salt is really a refined salt product, with or without iodine. Salt in moderation remains a healthy necessity for our bodies.
Sea salt vs. table salt
Sea salt remains one the most important nutrients we have, and cannot be equated with table salt, which is made mostly from sodium and other preservatives. Salt from the sea contains life-giving nutrients, however, table salt contains a man-made flavoring, which provides an artificial sodium. Choosing one the alternatives that best fits your family’s nutritional and health needs will allow you to keep everyone healthy and well, while seasoning your food, as well.
Another little fact, which I recently learned, and to me cements the idea of using sea salt instead of table salt, is that it helps maintain bodily functions. I discovered this with the removal of most processed foods from our diet. I began having a kind of lock-up in my muscles and could not figure out the mystery. Yet, when I checked with our chiropractor, I found out that our muscles need sodium to function well. This mineral can be best obtained through sea salt.
Which sea salt do you need?
As opposed to table salt, sea salt is created by God, and contains many of the natural benefits of the water is contained in. Sea salt can be obtained through dehydration of the water it is in, and harvested for use. The result comes in the form of salt rocks, and is ground into varying degrees of coarseness. Confused about which type of sea salt you should buy? Read on!
Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea salt has a unique mix of elements and is specifically from the Dead Sea in Israel. The water in this “dead” sea maintains a high salinity, so saline (a whopping 27%), in fact, that you can quite literally float in it. Typical ocean water contains about 3% saline, so at 27%, the sea is dead and cannot maintain any life in its waters.
While salt remains the primary mineral component, Dead Sea salt does contain other salts in a unique combination: magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, and bromides. This salt combination is well-known for its soaking benefits, which pulls out the toxins in your body and reduces inflammation. It also cooks well, and proves to be the healthiest natural salt on the planet.
Celtic Sea Salt
Celtic salt contains 82 trace minerals, which make it highly effective in replenishing your body’s stores. It stabilizes your heart’s rhythms, improves your brain’s ability to function, improves water retention, alkalizes your body, increases energy, provides an electrolyte balance and more. Celtic salt persists as a natural alternative to table salt.
Himalayan salt, known to be the purest salt we have on our earth, contains 84 trace minerals our body needs to function well. In addition to the Celtic salt benefits, Himalayan salt improves bone strength, helps regulate food particles in your intestines, and helps regulate your blood pressure with adequate amounts of water and fluid intake.