Sea Salt vs Table Salt – which one to use?
The thing is, there is a difference between the common table salt we buy in stores and the natural salt. Well, chemically speaking there isn’t any – they are both sodium chloride (NaCl). However…
Sea Salt vs Table Salt
The salt we normally use may come from salt mines or from the sea. The so called “table salt” though, is a refined product, initially made for industrial use.
The process of producing the table salt consists mainly in boiling and then drying the natural salt at high heat.
The result is a substance hard on the body, that contributes to high blood pressure, heart trouble and kidney disease, among other health problems.
– It often contains additives like aluminum that makes it powdery and porous.
“Aluminum is a toxic substance dangerous for the nervous system and it has been found to be one of the primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease” tells us Dr. Batmanghelidj “Health Miracles in Water & Salt” book
Advocates of big industrial salt producers claim that sodium chloride as a chemical substance is the same as natural salt, and it’s safe for the human consumption – but is it?
- To me this is exactly the same as with so many other artificial foods sold to us (and labelled “natural”) leading to so many health problems in our society today, including obesity…
Natural, unrefined sea salt
All types of salt in their unprocessed form contain vital minerals and trace elements that our body needs – remember, our blood composition is similar to that of the sea water.
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj’s:
It is not the presence of sodium chloride that is unhealthy for us but the absence of the other minerals that keep the electrolyte balance in our body, stable.
When talking of Sea Salt vs Table Salt, you should be aware of the fact that many table salts labeled “sea salt” are washed or boiled, which removes minerals and trace elements from the salt. These salts are toxic to to us. Be aware of “Sea salt” labels. Source: “Health Miracles in Water & Salt” , by Dr. Batmanghelidj’s
Iodine in salt
The real salt is not rich in iodine.
Some counter-top table salts have added synthetic iodine as a chemical component, which doesn’t have anything in common with the natural iodine that our body needs.
The fact is that we do need iodine in our diet. This element, in its natural form, is mandatory for the thyroid gland, which controls many vital functions in our body. The good news is that you can add iodine to your diet from natural iodine rich foods (like seafood), or supplements.
* You should consult your doctor about the amount of iodine your body needs.