What's in your Salt?


As we all seek to eat more real, whole foods, and less processed foods, we are getting good at reading food labels. We know not to buy anything that has a million items in the ingredient list, especially foods containing many ingredients we can’t pronounce or that we don’t know what they are.
Something we don't often think about though, are the seasonings that we add to our food. Have you looked at the ingredients of your salt, pepper, cinnamon, or seasoning blend?
Salt is one seasoning that will really surprise you.

 
Here's what Real Salt says about most salts on the market today.
"Real Salt means – well, real, authentic salt. A quick glance at the ingredients label on most salts might surprise you! Many salts contain anti-caking agents and even dextrose (sugar). Others have been heat processed and stripped of their natural trace minerals."

 
Natural sea salt contains more than 60 trace minerals giving you many health benefits.
Ready Nutrition has a whole list of all the benefits the come from natural sea salt.
These benefits include boosting the immune system, weight loss, relief of itchy skin conditions and improvement of overall skin hydration, and regulation of cardiac, muscular, skeletal, endocrine, respiratory and even mental health.

Frontier Coop and I agree - "Although sea salt and processed table salt contain about the same amount of sodium — so neither offers an advantage for those concerned with sodium consumption — many consider the naturally harvested, minimally processed, additive-free and mineral-containing sea salt to be the tastier choice."

When we choose table salt over natural sea salt were missing out on a lot of micronutrients. Though natural sea salt cost quite a bit more than table salt, it's definitely a situation of "you get what you pay for."

You can often find natural sea salt at your local grocery store, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe's, and online at Amazon, Vitacost or Frontier.
 
 
 

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