Sea Salt is Just...Salt!
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Joe Piscatella posted:
A recent survey conducted by the American Heart Association found that 61% of Americans think that sea salt is a healthier, lower-sodium alternative to regular salt. In fact, sea salt is the same sodium chloride as regular salt, just harvested from seawater rather than mined.


The American Heart Association recommends a daily maximum of 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily. (A teaspoon of salt is about 2,300 milligrams.)


The primary source of sodium on the American diet is not the salt shaker. It is processed foods.
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FitnessFreak77 responded:
What about unrefined salt?
 
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billh99 replied to FitnessFreak77's response:
It is still mostly salt.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Interesting! I just all the ad campaigns for fast food french fries with sea salt - looks like they are trying to cash in on this "health movement"!

Haylen
 
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Joe Piscatella replied to billh99's response:
That's right. One of the keys is to read the ingredient list for sodium sources. It's not just "salt," but sodium benzoate, sodium. sodium casenate and other sodium additives.