Why Sea Salt is Better Than Table Salt
In Short: It contains a LOT more minerals and trace elements.
When salt is created in nature it contains: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity) as well as sodium of course. However the manufacturing process used to create table salt strips these minerals out and just leaves you with the sodium.
Table salt is then fortified with iodine as iodine deficiency was prevalent in the 1900s and health organisations decided that this was the best way to address the problem.
The sea salt I use is Light Grey Celtic, Vital Mineral Blend which is sustainably harvested and has been recommended by doctors since 1976.
So What About The Iodine?
Without the added iodine there is a good chance that you won’t get enough.
It is far healthier though to use sea salt instead of table salt and then make sure you eat enough other foods that are high in iodine. The best source by far is seaweed. Now this may not sound like something you would enjoy but it’s not as bad as it sounds. You can buy it as small dried pieces which can be sprinkled onto pretty much any food. I like mine on eggs and mashed cauliflower. Just don’t buy dried kelp – it’s just far too strong!
Other foods do contain some iodine (prawns for example) but the concentrations are many times lower than in seaweed. Trust me, get yourself some seaweed and be done with it!
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Seaweed is also cited as having many more health benefits too. A “meta study” of 100 previous studies published in 2002 concluded that seaweed contains a wide variety of vitamins & minerals such as vitamin A, B6 & C as well as peptides which reduce blood pressure & boost heart health.
FACT: Seaweed also has 10 times more calcium than a glass of milk!