There is a common misunderstanding that “salt is bad for you.” The truth is that anything in excess is bad for you. Especially if the ingredients that you are consuming are poor-quality ingredients. Most of the salt that is consumed in the U.S. today comes from packaged and frozen food products. These products use low-quality grades of salt and a lot of it.
Table salt is a poor-quality ingredient. During the manufacturing process, it is stripped of quality trace minerals that our body needs including: magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Sea salt is a natural product. It contains several trace minerals. It also tastes much better than table salt.
Remember that both Table salt and Sea salt contain sodium. Sodium in moderation is good for the human body. The problem is that we are over-consuming sodium.
If you are eating a whole foods diet, adding sea salt for flavor is not only going to make your food taste better but it is also going to provide nutritional benefits. On a whole foods diet, you wouldn’t be eating packaged products so you don’t have to be overly concerned with high sodium intake.
My favorite Sea salt product to use while cooking is Celtic Sea Salt.