Salt (4) – Parting Thoughts

Trace Minerals – It’s true that sea salt contains many trace minerals but if you eat a balanced diet rich in whole grains and legumes, vegetables and fruits, you are probably consuming plenty of potassium, calcium, magnesium and other nutrients.

Iodine – Table salt contain added dietary iodine that protects the health of your thyroid which helps regulate your metabolism, nervous system, heart rate and many other functions. If you regularly eat fish, eggs, yogurt and seaweed, you are probably getting the recommended daily allowance. If your diet is low in iodine, then consider an iodized table salt.

Sodium – Sea salt and table salt contain roughly equal amounts of sodium. Most of the sodium we put into our systems actually comes from packaged and processed foods. So, if we are trying to limit the amount of sodium in our diet, use sea salt or table salt in moderation and limit the amount of processed foods in your diets along with fewer restaurant meals.

Which Salt To Choose – It’s generally better to choose unrefined salts over table salt as they are generally lower in sodium and higher in essential minerals. It all depends on your tastes and your nutritional status and diet. If you are eating healthy already, including iodine rich foods, you might want to choose exotic salts for their vast array of colors, textures, and flavors. What ever type of salt you choose to use, remember, a sprinkle will do. Choose one that fits your needs and enjoy it in your healthy lifestyle.

Keep your fork

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